???????International Community Responsible For Suffering Of Palestinians, Kashmiris: Malik

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SRINAGAR — “People of Jam­mu Kashmir, Palestine and other suppressed nations desire to live with dignity, honor and freedom but international com­munity is denying them these basic human desires,” said JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday.

He said “our struggle for freedom and self-determination is genuine and legitimate and use of military means, political gimmicks or oppressive mea­sures can not deter this nation from pursuing this sacred goal”

“The only way to ensure lasting peace, prosperity, de­velopment and tranquility is to accept this reality and right of Kashmiris and grant it to them without any further delay,” Malik according to a statement issued to GNS said while addressing a public gath­ering at Chrar-I-Shareef on the occasion of Jummatul Wida.

In his address, JKLF chair­man said, “Jammu Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where Indian colonial forces are killing humans at will and no one among the in­ternational community seems to bother or feel any pain. In fact international community on many occasions chooses to blame the oppressed Kash­miris for being killed, maimed, blinded and vandalized.”

“Similarly, Palestinians are being brutalized by Zion­ist Israel and international community especially the US instead of stopping killers is seen vetoing at UNO to shield Israeli crimes,” he said add­ing that today, the “so-called” civilized world has started giv­ing preference to trade ties and strategic military and political partnerships over humanity, human rights, human dignity and human lives and this atti­tude has turned the whole uni­verse into a battle field where human blood is spilled without any regret or shame.

He said that humans in Jammu Kashmir, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Chechnya, Libya, Afghanistan and many other places in the world are facing “catastrophes” because of the callous, inhuman and unfortunate attitude of the in­ternational community.

Replying to the assertions made by Home Minister Ra­jnath Singh that separatists are playing with the future of Kash­miri children, Malik said that “how can those people who are killing our young ones, blind­ing our budding flowers and maiming our kith and kin espe­cially from last four years have the audacity to deliver sermons on saving new generations”.

“Freedom and right of self-determination are our birth right, our desire, our aspiration and our demand and only way to address Kashmiri issue, only way to ensure lasting peace, prosperity, development and tranquility is to accept this real­ity and right of Kashmiris and grant it to them without any further delay,” he said. (GNS)

Soldiers ‘thrash’ people for attending JKLF rally at Charar-e- Sharif, Army denies involvement

Scores of people including women and drivers Friday alleged that army soldiers thrashed and misbehaved with them for attending the rally of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik.

Malik addressed people at Charar-e-Sharif on Friday. The JKLF rally was attended by thousands of people.

After the culmination of Malik’s address, people at Kanidajan area that falls between Pakharpora and Charar-e-Sharif were alleg­edly stopped by soldiers from 53 Rashtriya Rifles and roughed up. “The soldiers stopped people on way to Pulwama questioning them as how come they participated in Yasin Malik’s rally. They smashed windowpanes of vehicles and even didn’t spare women who had ar­rived at Charar-e-Sharif shrine to offer prayers,” said a local who also faced the wrath of army. A respectable citizen who is also a freelance journalist said that soldiers also misbehaved with him when he confronted them for their illegal acts. “These soldiers were trampling law under their feet. Who are they to decide what people should do and where should they go,” he said.

The soldiers action sparked protest and shutdown in Pakharpora area while anti-India and anti-army slogans were raised by people using public address system.

Station House Officer Pakharpora Imtiyaz Ahmed said that some miscreants had pelted stones on an army patrol as a result they stopped people for identification.

Srinagar based Defense spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told CNS that there is no truth in it. “Neither soldiers manhandle nor did they stop anyone. The allegations are baseless,” he added. (CNS)

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