World community’s neglect may turn Kashmir into Afghanistan: Malik

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that the world community’s disrespect to the peaceful struggle can turn Kashmir into another Afghanistan.

Addressing a gathering at Kangan, Malik said:  “To ensure peace and stability of the whole world, India and the international community should fulfill their responsibilities in this regard.” The JKLF chairman was gathering at Kangan where he along with other Front leaders were accorded warm welcome, said the statement.

Malik said that international community led by USA has declared a war against Taliban in Afghanistan and attacked the country by a military intervention.

“Afghan’s also used violent means of resistance and this battle lasted for more than decade. But now USA and the international community are leaving Afghanistan and talking to Taliban. On the other hand Kashmiri’s at the persuasion of this very international community left violent means and started a non violent struggle in 2008. But ironically as soon as Kashmiri’s started this positive change, world community forgot them and left them to face oppression and suppression of worst kind,” Malik said.

He said that also Indian rulers instead of respecting this positive change claimed a victory over Kashmiri’s and reciprocated this positive Kashmiri attitude with bullets, imprisonments and torture. Malik said that this contrasting situation of Afghanistan and Kashmir is very alarming and can lead to a disaster.

He said Afghan people being rewarded for their violence and Kashmiri being humiliated for their peaceful approach can actually change the mind set of new generations from non-violence to violence and if this criminal silence, arrogant and denial attitude of India    and the international community remains same, nobody can stop these young boys of Kashmir, who have been suffering at the hands of unilateral state violence from taking guns and starting a new violent revolution.

Malik warned that this will turn Kashmir into another Afghanistan and thus ruin every prospect of peaceful settlement and hence jeopardize peace and stability of sub-continent as well as the whole world.

The JKLF chairman said that India and the international community will have to show some magnanimity and wisdom and take some positive steps and solve Kashmir according to the wishes, aspirations and sacrifices of Kashmiri’s.

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