Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik today held mainstream leaders responsible for civilian killings in Kashmir.
"Pro-India politics and politicians are responsible for killings of our innocents. Why are innocents like Misra Bano and Asif Iqbal killed in cold blood and what is the sin of little Maryam who has been deprived of mothers love by forcible control of India," Malik, according to statement, said talking to people at Thandipora Kupwara and Younus Handwara today.
The statement said JKLF chairman along with a delegation comprising JKLF vice chairman master Sheikh Muhammad Afzal, leaders Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Ghulam Muhammad Dar and M. Afzal Mir reached Younus Handwara early morning today.
"Yasin sahib and others started their journey at night and offered Fajr prayers at Sopore. They arrived at Younus Handwara at about 7:30 am and went to the house of martyred woman Misra Bano. Yasin sahib met with her bereaved family which included her six month old baby girl Maryum. The family and neighbors of martyr Maisra told JKLF chairman on that fateful day forces had brought some people in custody to the place and staged a fake encounter there killing many in cold blood," the JKLF statement said.
"They said when Misra Bano who was preparing night meals for her family stepped outside her residence she was also shot at and killed brutally. Her family tried to take her body inside but forces stopped them from doing that and it was only after the rise of dawn, that the forces left the place and family was able to recover her body. After meeting with the bereaved family of Misrea Bano, JKLF chairman and his team left for Thandipora Kupwara where forces had murdered young innocent Sumo Driver Asif Iqbal," the statement said.
Yasin met with his bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them. He then visited the martyrs graveyard and addressed a gathering also. "Innocent Kashmiri men and women are falling to the bullets of India forces that fear no prosecution and enjoy immunity provided by so-called rulers. All pro-India politicians, political parties, leaders and assembly members are responsible for this genocide as these are the people who provide license to kill to these killers and shield their crimes against humanity by passing and incorporating appropriate laws and decrees," Malik said.
"As a living nation we should remember these sacrifices and never let our selfish interests to take over us. We cannot forget the blood of our martyrs, our innocents as sobbing of little Maryam and Azra will always recall us the tyranny and cruelty of the oppressors," Malik said.
"The apathy and double standards of the international community vis a vis the poor nations like Kashmir is actually making this world more dangerous and unsafe place to live on and we appeal to international community to shun its negative attitude towards fellow humans," he added.