State tramples on democratic ethics ‘when it has something to hide or deny’: Yasin Malik

State tramples on democratic ethics ‘when it has something to hide or deny’: Yasin Malik
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Accuses India of ‘glamourising’ killings, ‘shielding’ criminals

SRINAGAR: JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that it is human aptitude and character to whine on sufferings and protest against those who inflict these sufferings.
Malik said that a state resorts to coercion and use of force and tramples on democratic norms and ethics “when it has something to hide or deny”.
“Indian state has been long denying our freedom and right to self-determination and this is why it is using military power to suppress our voices,” Malik was quoted by JKLF spokesperson in a statement issued here.
He alleged what was being inflicted upon people of Kashmir, especially in south, north and central districts is “unspeakable”. “Torturing men, women, children has become a new normal, humiliating elders and women has become a routine and arresting ,intimidating and tormenting young has become a favourite job of Indian army men, SOG, police and other forces,” he further alleged.
“I want to ask Indian oppressors that whose sobs and cries can be more legitimate than Kashmiris’ who are being dehumanised by so-called biggest democracy,” Malik said.
Accusing India of “glamourising and cheering” human killings and “legalising” murders and “shielding” criminals by AFPSA-like black laws, JKLF chairman said that JRL had called for “most sophisticated candlelight and torch-bearing protests” against human rights abuses but “look at Indian standard of democracy, this exemplary peaceful protest has been meted out with iron fist and tyranny which is most condemnable”.
“By putting a blanket ban on all sorts of peaceful politics, Indian rulers and their occupation authorities in Jammu Kashmir are actually promoting violence and this has and is pushing a whole generation to the wall,” he further alleged.
JKLF chairman urged the international community, United Nations, United Nations Human Rights Commission and Council, Amnesty International and other human rights bodies to “take cognisance of this Indian aggression and trampling of democratic and human norms in Jammu Kashmir and intervene in the interests of humanity and democracy”, the spokesperson said.
Following the JRL call to protest HR violations in Jammu and Kashmir, JKLF leaders and activists along with scores people organised candlelight protests at Pampore and Ilahi Bagh.
“Despite police crackdown, arrests and intimidations, leaders and activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front along with people from different walks of life today gathered at Pampore and Ilahi Bagh and held candlelight protests against human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir” the spokesperson added.