‘Govt forcing youth to take up arms’
Budgam: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday stressed upon unity among people “to fight against the Indian rule”.
Malik was addressing a public gathering after prayers on the Juma-tul-Vida – the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan – at Charar-e-Sharief shrine here where thousands of the faithful had gathered. Special prayers were also held for peace and prosperity of Kashmir and Palestine, at the shrine.
Blaming pro-India political parties for atrocities and bloodshed in Kashmir, JKLF chief slammed the ruling PDP for its “unholy alliance” with BJP saying that in previous election campaign, PDP came with an agenda to form a BJP-free government, then betrayed Kashmiris by bringing the same BJP to power.
Calling for complete boycott of upcoming elections, Malik also demanded revocation of draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA).
“We ask Indian government to stop bloodshed in Kashmir and release all the political prisoners,” Malik said, adding, “Atrocities across valley and highhandedness of army in south and north Kashmir should also end.”
He urged the world bodies including UN to intervene and break silence over the issues of Kashmir and Palestine. “These bodies need to play a role for peace building and end the imperialistic rule in Kashmir and Palestine,” he said adding that the relationship between India and Pakistan can never be peaceful and friendly till Kashmir issue is not resolved.
Malik said Kashmiri youth are forced to pick up arms, “for which the state government and the Government of India are responsible”. He said government had given licence to forces to kill Kashmiris and carry out search operation without any warrant. “These army men (from outside) are asking native Kashmiris to prove identity which is totally unacceptable,” he said.
On the occasion, people raised anti-India, pro freedom and pro-“mujahideen” slogans.
JKLF chief also presented a memorandum, framed by the joint resistance leadership (JRL), before people to observe the last Friday as “Youm-ul-Quds” and “Youm-e-Kashmir”.
Paying tribute to martyrs of Kashmir, Malik said, “It is our duty and responsibility to carry forward this movement and mission of martyrs.” “We will not leave the battle field and will fight till our last breath” Malik said.