Either vote or join us: Malik
Charar-i-Shareef, Aug 17: Calling for consistency in people’s approach, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said that masses should draw a line, and not vote as well join processions of pro-freedom leaders.
“Azadi demands consistency. Every one witnessed how lakhs of people flooded roads for demanding Azadi (freedom) in 2008, but unfortunately later large number of people voted in elections. Whole world watched us how we turned from Azadi-seekers to voting for India-centric politicians. Allah bestows success to those who choose only one path unlike those who choose one in morning and another in evening,” Malik said while addressing a gathering of hundreds of devotees after Friday prayers at Charar-i-Shareef shrine in Budgam district.
Referring to the recent movements in Arab countries, Malik said that consistency shown by the people in these countries helped them to end regime of despotic rulers. “I believe that if Kashmiri people will show consistency in their struggle, we will soon see the end of occupation.” Accusing the Mufti and Sheikh families of carrying out the ‘agenda of Indian Government of killing, rape and destruction in Kashmir’ he said, “It was Mufti who as Home Minister of India extended draconian laws in Kashmir, later brought Jagmohan to unleash reign of terror in Kashmir. In 2003 he came back to power and personally executed the policy of killing of militant commanders on a massive scale. Sheikh Abdullah’s family is not behind in brutality and crimes against Kashmiris. Who can forget the cruelty of Special Task Force which is the brain child of Abdullahs? In their regime hundreds of youngsters were killed by soldiers in broad day light.”
Criticizing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for ‘ignoring’ Kashmir issue in his August 15 address, Malik said, “He only mentioned about Panchayat elections in Kashmir. I want to remind him about pleading by Parliamentary delegation and civil society for resolving Kashmir issue after 2010 unrest.”
Lambasting the world community for preferring economy over solution of Kashmir issue, Malik said, “They are maintaining criminal silence over solution of Kashmir issue. They are more concerned about economy and issues related to their growth but they should realize that economy prospers on peace and stability.”
Malik appealed people to maintain unity in their ranks and shove away divisive forces in the community. “Maintaining unity is very important at this juncture. There are many forces working for the division of Ummah. Even recently held OIC conference in Makkah stressed the unity of Muslims all over world,” he said.
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