SRINAGAR: Lashing out at government forces for “destroying” residential houses in Balhama on Srinagar outskirts, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Sunday said India is directly taking lessons from Israel to deal with Kashmiri “freedom loving” people.
A statement issued here said a high level party delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan visited Balhama to express solidarity with those “whose residential houses were raised to ground by Indian forces in the garb of an encounter” with militants. The delegation while expressing sympathy with the affected families including that of Madhosh Balhami also paid rich tributes to Rasiq Nabi (Owais) of Tral, Shabir Ahmad of Awantipora and their companion who were killed at Balhama.
The delegation said that India is strictly following Israeli path to kill and crush the freedom movement of Kashmir by targeting the residential houses. Another JKDFP delegation led by Ghulam Rasool Nawaz went to Awantipora to express solidarity with the family of Shabir Ahmad.
The JKDFP reiterated if India is interested in ending the ongoing bloodshed in the region, it must acknowledge that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute whose people are yet to decide about their political future. One after another, 18 resolutions passed by the UNSC in this regard stand legal witness to the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir, it said.
The party said that due to lingering of the Kashmir dispute, the people living across the bloody line of control are facing every sort of oppression and they suffer due to day to day border skirmishes as well. JKDFP expressed deep shock over the latest killings of five members of a family in Poonch and said that unless and until India shuns its “unethical” stance about Kashmir dispute, there can be no ending to such innocent killings as Kashmir dispute is the only reason of India-Pakistan enmity.
Criticising Home Minister Rajnath Singh for terming Jammu Kashmir as “integral part” of India, the JKDFP said it is Indian political leadership whose “immature” policies are directing its forces to crush and kill “freedom loving” Kashmiri people. “And for this purpose, political actors like Rajnath Singh issue such childish statements,” it said.
Advising Rajnath to go through the pages of history, JKDFP said that continuous refusal of historical facts will surely lead to destruction in the South Asian region.
“The Indian stubbornness could prove very costly for the common people living in the region. So the international community must stress upon New Delhi not to take dictates from Tel Aviv and rather act sensibly by taking concrete steps to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute taking its historical perspective into consideration,” the party said.