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‘British left India with an unresolved dispute of J&K’

Srinagar: JKLF Chief Yasin Malik on Sunday said that the British left Indian sub-continent with an unresolved dispute called the dispute of Kashmir.

“Ironically when Indians and Pakistanis were celebrating their independence, we the people of Jammu and Kashmir were left to the merciless hands of occupation and slavery. On 26th October 1947, Indian armed forces landed at Srinagar airport. A bloody unnatural line was drawn through our land in the name of a ceasefire, dividing our land of dreams into two. Kashmiris resisted this forced military occupation,” he said this while addressing a group of a gathering of protesters outside UN headquarters through a video link.

In a statement, Malik said India also went to United Nations with a pledge that it will give the people of Jammu Kashmir a free choice to choose and decide about their future.

“Indian leaders like its first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru not only made these commitments at UN general assembly but also in the Indian parliament and at Red square in Srinagar. Alas! These pledges were never fulfilled. Today we the people of Jammu Kashmir are being killed, maimed, tortured, jailed and destroyed for asking the fulfillment of these very promises. We are being haunted and wounded, humiliated and dubbed for recalling India and the international community, its pledges, and commitments made to the people of Jammu Kashmir,” he added.

Malik said for asking our birthright we Kashmiris are being killed, maimed, blinded, incarcerated, tortured and humiliated by Indian armed forces of India and irony is that this all is being done with utmost impunity. Our human rights are being trampled; our democratic rights are being disregarded.

“You all may find this strange but it is a fact that in Jammu Kashmir even tiniest of space for peaceful political activities has been choked. We are even being denied a chance to mourn on our dead ones. The irony is that all this is being done in the name of democracy a, peace and law and order. No one, neither from India nor from the international community seems to bother,” Malik said.

The JKLF chief said no one is concerned about the young boys and girls of Jammu Kashmir who are being targeted by pellets used in the civilized world against animals, whose eyesight is being snatched and who are being maimed and disabled, who are being target fired on heads and chests and killed in cold blood. Unfortunately!

No one seems to worry about us because the human and democratic rights of this tiny nation are too little, too small as compared to mighty trade deals, economic benefits and big buyer market of India. Political strategies, security considerations, strategically important bilateral and multilateral partnerships have taken over humanity, democratic aspirations, human rights and other moral considerations,” Malik said.


(With inputs from KNS)

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