Exemplary boycott a ‘referendum: Malik


Srinagar: Incarcerated Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday said that ‘exemplary boycott is a referendum against illegal occupation’.

Malik said, “5% theory of Mehbooba Mufti and others has today come true but with one big correction that even 5% Kashmiris are not with India.”

JKLF chairman said that Indian rulers, pro-Indian parties in Kashmir and the forces cannot force Kashmiris into submission by this killing spree, maiming and other ‘oppressive measures’.

He said that from last 70 years in general and from two decades in particular, Kashmiris have witnessed Indian ‘brutalities and oppression’ but have not surrendered before this ‘tyranny’.

“From last seven months hundreds of our kith and kin are being killed, thousands and being maimed and blinded but the resilience of Kashmiris has not been shaken and our resistance remains steadfast as ever,” added JKLF chief.

JKLF chairman said that for holding elections, the rulers have caged down thousands of young and old in Kashmir, put restrictions and blockades and even banned internet but despite all these suppressive tactics, people of Kashmir paying reverence to their martyrs and sacrifices boycotted this election and proved that Kashmiris only want freedom from illegal occupation of India’’.

Send a clear message: Shah

The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday appealed to people of south Kashmir to teach a befitting reply to New Delhi and its puppets by boycotting the sham polls like the people of central Kashmir did on Sunday.

In a statement, Shah reiterated his appeal for complete shutdown on April 12 – the day so-called polls are scheduled to be held in south Kashmir.

Terming the so-called elections as bloodbath, Shah said, “The wounds of the year 2016 are still afresh and thousands of families are waiting for their loved ones who are languishing in jails, but these pro-India politicians by conducting these polls want to give the world an impression that last year’s uprising was nothing but some ordinary protest.”

Expressing deep grief over the martyrdom of 8 youth on Sunday, Shah said the boycott of sham elections has shown people’s pro-freedom sentiments and their rage against the pro-India parties and politicians.






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