Time to Introspect Why Success is Nowhere: Malik

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Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Friday warned that to safeguard economic, trade and strategic relations with India, world community’s criminal silence on the plight of Kashmiris is going to make the world especially sub-continent much more dangerous and vulnerable and will ignite the already volatile situation of this region.

Addressing a huge gathering at Charar-e-Shareef Malik who on the last Friday of Ramadan visits the holy Shrine every year said Kashmiris have given sacrifices during the present struggle for freedom collectively as well as individually. “Every Kashmiri has suffered at the hands of Indian forces. Our villages and towns are filled with martyr’s graveyards, with orphans and widows and the fact is that we are still rendering sacrifices for freedom,” he said.

“It is true that freedom struggles take time to succeed and it took about 200 years for India to attain freedom from British but still we Kashmiris today have to introspect that why after such huge sacrifices we are not gaining any ground. There is famous saying that materialistic power fights materialistic power and when there is no power to counter power; Spirituality comes to save the deprived. We are fighting against a powerful nation called India and the fact of the matter is that we cannot match it by power and need Spiritual support. To garner this support and ask our lord Allah to help us, we in 1990 at the start of present struggle came to this spiritual place collectively,” he added.

The JKLF chairman said that according to divine law Allah helps those and changes the destiny of those nations who have a will to change “but alas! we despite of valuable and great sacrifices as a nation failed to restore and safeguard our Spiritual values that was necessary to get Allah’s help and blessings for attaining freedom.”

“Today we are bidding farewell to holy month of Ramdhan. Let us all bow our heads before our Allah and ask for forgiveness and pledge to work united for the restoration of spiritual values,” he said.

Speaking on the present political scenario, Malik said that people of Jammu Kashmir are engaged in an exemplary peaceful struggle for freedom. “Especially from 2008 our nation striving for freedom transformed the course and means of the struggle and changed it from a violent out look to a non violent one. This historic transformation came into being after the continuous persuasions of world community whose  Envoy’s and ambassadors’ used to visit Kashmir every now and then and visit lanes and by lanes of Kashmir looking for the resistance leadership and asking  them to pursue the path of non violence,” he added.

The JKLF chairman said that the nation heard the appeals of the world community and made a positive change “but as soon as this was done by us, the world community instead of supporting showed its back.”

“Probably this was done to safeguard economic, trade and strategic partnership with India and while doing so these so called champions of democracy and humanity even trample down the high values of humanity and democracy and maintained a criminal silence of Kashmir,” he said and asked that what will world gain by this ignorance? “Does world want to repeat its criminal attitude as shown in case of Afghanistan and Palestine that ignited the situation in those countries and promoted violence only. Does world want to see another Afghanistan emerging in Kashmir?” Malik asked.

He said that India and the world especially global powers must learn a lesson from Afghanistan where they used every means and force but failed to suppress the people’s voice and now are seeking a honourable exit and a place on table with those they have been calling terrorists and hardliners and has to even accept and glamorize violent means of struggle.

Malik said that this situation should serve as an eye opener for India also and it should learn that peoples struggle can never be defeated by use of power or suppression. “There is still time for India and world to recognize the situation, shun their criminally ignorant attitude towards Kashmir problem and try to solve Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspirations of people of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.

Terming the ongoing ‘reign of terror unleashed by the forces and police throughout Jammu Kashmir, spree of arrests and suppressing the youth and kids’, Malik said, “After the condemnable act committed at Gool by forces, police has unleashed a reign of terror on the Kashmiris. Police has arrested thousands of young boys and students and those arrested are being tortured and asked to pay heavy ransom for their release.”

He claimed that this is the repetition of what police used to do with youth in 80’s. “What was the outcome of unilateral police violence at that time will also be repeated as violence only begets violence,” Malik said and stressed on the need of stopping this suppression and releasing all those arrested said that ‘so called rulers and their administrations should shun this oppression and playing with the future generation immediately.’

While condemning the assault on the chastity of a young girl at Kishtwar and terming it as an act of state terrorism, the JKLF chairman said that VDC is actually another form of Ikhwan renegades supported by army and ‘any act or crime committed by this force is direct Responsibility of Indian army and armed forces and they cannot run away from the Liability of these crimes.’ He stressed on the need of disbanding this “terrorist outfit and bring its criminal members to justice.”

Earlier, while reaching Chrar town thousands of enthusiastic people welcomed him whole heartedly. From Chanapora onwards people boarding their own cars, scooters, motorbikes and other vehicles started pouring in and joined the caravan of JKLF. Soon this turned into a huge rally with hundreds of young boys riding scooters and motorbikes escorting the huge procession.

The rally led by Malik passed through Chanapora, Kralpora, Bagi Mehtab, Wathora, Chadoura and other places. Women at various places showered flower petals on the rally and elders were seen praying for the caravan. Slogans in favor of Azadi, martyrs, resistance, JKLF and Malik filled the atmosphere.

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