JKLF chief denounces army chief’s remarks

JKLF chief denounces army chief’s remarks
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SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said Indian military occupation is the “biggest curse” from which the people of Jammu Kashmir are suffering for the last more than seventy years.
Malik in a statement made these remarks while reacting against the statement of Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat that “government is looking at ways to bring madrasas in Kashmir under control as they are incorrectly informing students and spreading disinformation”.
Malik, who was arrested on Saturday morning along with party leader Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, said Rawat should remember that “his army and forces have used every brutal means to suppress Kashmiri voices for freedom but have and will fail in defeating the sentiments and passions of Kashmiris because defeating people’s sentiments is not possible”.
Terming Gen Rawat’s statement as “naked fascism”, JKLF chairman said, “Accusing Masajid and schools of spreading wrong things actually demonstrates the anti-Muslim mindset of Indian army chief who despite being the army chief is actually acting like an RSS Parcharak.”
“India which claims to be the biggest democracy of the world has curved into a banana republic where actual control lies in the hands of armed forces. Indian army chief is on daily basis issuing threats to Kashmiris. Sometimes he comes out with a plan of killing more and more Kashmiris in the name of Operation All Out and sometimes with plans to control Masajid and schools to defeat Kashmiris.”
“We want to tell him that his army, forces, police and other agencies have tried all oppressive tactics for the last seventy years including brutal killings, disappearances, arrests, torture, rampaging of localities, humiliation of youth and elders, reign of terror against unarmed civilians, intimidations and bullying but have failed to suppress Kashmiri sentiments and passion for freedom,” Malik added.
JKLF chief said the “illogical” statements of Indian army chief and other Indian dignitaries on Kashmir reveal their lack of knowledge about Jammu Kashmir. “Indian army chief and other leadership should remember that Kashmiris are fighting and rendering valuable sacrifices for a genuine cause and military suppression and control can never defeat their aspirations, will and sentiments,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malik said the “so-called” state legislative assembly is a “cheap drama theatre where killers pose as saviours”.
“Some assembly members are seen raising human rights issues and some defending killer forces, and some term armed youth as their brethren and some dub them as terrorists; some are seen asking for resolution of Kashmir and some glorifying the so-called accession with India,” JKLF chief said. “We want to ask these cheap performers known as assembly members who are actually puppets and whose strings are in the hands of their masters in Delhi and Nagpur that they always ask people for votes by using pro-freedom sugar coated slogans. Why they don’t have some guts to come clean, shun hypocrisy and come before the people with their original pro-India stance.”