SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said the “aggression by Azad Kashmir Police on peaceful rally against ceasefire line firings, in which many people have been injured, is most condemnable”.
A party statement said a peaceful march, organised by JKLF “Azad Kashmir” and Pakistan Chapter, was taken out from Tatapani to Madarpora in “Azad Kashmir” against “direct shelling and firings by Indian army and forces on common citizens living alongside the ceasefire line in Jammu Kashmir especially on Azad Kashmir side in which men, women, children and cattle are being killed with impunity and crops, residential houses and other public properties destroyed”.
The march was led by JKLF senior vice chairman Abdul Hamid Butt. The delegations from UK, Europe, UAE and Saudi Arabia also participated in the march, the statement said.
Malik in a statement said, “The battle for freedom is long and I request JKLF activists and well-wishers to remain peaceful and show maximum restraint while treading the path of freedom.”
He added, “Kashmiris are being killed on ceasefire line (LoC) on daily basis but no one among the international community seems to bother. Instead of (playing the role of) fire fighters, United Nations should play the role of an arbitrator and push for an early resolution of Kashmir issue.”
Malik said United Nations instead of issuing “hollow” statements should fulfill its responsibility and intervene to save humans from this “catastrophe”. He said for the last more than 70 years, UN and international community have been calling for restraint between India and Pakistan but are doing nothing to get rid of the root cause of this conflict which is creating tension between two nuclear powers and can bring this whole region to a nuclear calamity any day.
JKLF chief also congratulated the leadership of JKLF “Azad Kashmir” and Pakistan Chapter for their “historical” protest march.