SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that linking Kashmir’s struggle for freedom with terrorism is unjustified and unacceptable.
“Our struggle for freedom is a legitimate struggle that is being crushed by India illegally and undemocratically,” Malik said in a statement and condemned the fresh wave of arrests across valley.
“Kashmiris are fighting for a just and democratic cause. Our struggle is a democratic struggle which in all purposes is in accordance with international laws, UN Charter and resolutions and acknowledged by all international covenants and forums. Therefore clubbing this legitimated struggle with terrorism is totally unjustified and unacceptable,” Malik said.
JKLF chief said instead of condemning the “ongoing oppression” on the people of Jammu Kashmir and acknowledging the legitimacy of Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom, the US government has strangely chosen to link our freedom struggle with terrorism which is most unfortunate.
Meanwhile, on the call of joint resistance leadership, JKLF leaders and activists staged a peaceful protest against the United States’ declaration of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a “global terrorist” and fresh wave of arrests in Kashmir.