Guv issuing ridiculous, naive statements: Malik
Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that Malik Governor Satya Pal Malik is making himself a political joker by issuing ‘ridiculous and naive statements’.
Terming the ‘ongoing oppression across the Valley as ‘worst tactics in the garb of democracy’, Malik while addressing a gathering at a local Masjid here today said that “recent exemplary boycott of municipal elections by the people of Kashmir has frustrated the authorities and recent upsurge in oppression across the nook and corner of Kashmir is a manifestation of this frustration.”
“It is our firm belief that election held under occupation are detrimental to the interests of Jammu Kashmir and it is this process which has always strengthen the hands of illegal occupation here,” he said.
Malik said that “it is these elections that have delayed the resolution of Jammu and Kashmir issue and hence it is our national duty to always stay aloof from this harmful process.”
“Now, a new argument is being put forth by some dubious people that our boycott is bringing in BJP to Kashmir and hence we should not do it. Same argument was propagated in 2014 to lure people for voting,” he said, adding that “we want to tell people who are trying to mislead them through this deceit that it does not matter for a nation striving for its freedom that who is in charge of the oppression and tyranny as the duty of freedom seeking nation is only to keep treading the path of resistance.”
“Governor of J&K who terms himself as a political person is actually acting like a viceroy who is boasting about finishing a 72 year old internationally recognized issue by promoting cinema, Football and cricket matches,” he said, adding that “on one hand he is trying to demonstrate deceitful serenity but on the other hand he and his cabinet that have given a free hand to forces to kill, maim, arrest and injure Kashmiris at will shows his bias and enmity towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Malik said that by issuing ridiculous and naive statements, Governor can achieve nothing but is making himself laughing stock.
Referring to yesterdays attack on common people at WarporaGanderbal where many young and old were arrested by ‘men in uniform and subjected to heinous and inhuman torture’, Malik said that “men in uniform pulled and even tried to set ablaze white beards of elders besides pulling them, made young to drink kerosene and petrol and after hours of severe torture threw these people on road in a unconscious state.”
“This kind of torture and torment has become a routine in southern, northern and central districts of Kashmir and authorities have given a free hand to its forces to suppress the democratic voices of Kashmiris with an iron fist,” he said.
“People of Jammu Kashmir who are seeking their birth right of freedom and self-determination have not been and can never be cowed down by this iron hand policy in the garb of democracy and it is our firm resolve to remain steadfast and resist this mindset,” he said.