Bijbehara Massacre a blot on face of India’s democracy: JKLF chief

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said the Bijbehara Massacre is “a blot on the face of so-called Indian democracy and a cruel reminder (of its) military occupation of Jammu Kashmir”. He said Kashmiris are fighting for their birth right of self-determination and freedom.
Malik in a statement remembered the Bijbehara Massacre martyrs of 22 October 1992 at Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district who were killed by government forces while protesting against the desecration of the Dargah Hazratbal, Srinagar.
A JKLF delegation comprising district president Mohammad Ishaq Ganai, Nazir Ahmad Khan, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Gulzar Ahmad reached Bijbehara and participated in the congregational prayers meeting held for the martyrs at their graveyard.
Terming Bijbehara Massacre as a “reminder of Indian military oppression” in Jammu Kashmir, JKLF chairman said from 1947 till date, more than five lakh Kashmiris have been martyred by “forces of evil and military occupation”.
“Massacres at Jammu, Srinagar, Sopore, Handwara, Sailan Poonch, Bederwah, Bijbehara, Islamabad (Anantnag), Gawkadal, Zakura, Batamaloo Bypass and other places are actually a blot on the face of so-called biggest democracy of India which has chosen to suppress the peaceful voices of people of Jammu Kashmir by military might and oppression,” Malik said.
“Despite these gruesome oppressive measures, Indians have failed to stop our march towards freedom and with Allah’s grace and help, this blood soaked resistance movement will achieve its desired goal soon, InShaAllah (God Willing),” JKLF chief said.