British collaborators can’t understand Kashmir struggle: Malik
JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday said that the people who acted as collaborators of British during Indian independence struggle can never understand "Kashmir's freedom struggle."
Hitting back at assertions made by Central Minister ManoharParrikar and PrakshJavadekar that demonetisation has stopped street protests in Kashmir as stone pelters were being paid Rs 500 notes, Malik said these statements are glaring example of intellectual bankruptcy.
"During their own independence struggle against British, these people acted as collaborators of colonial power and worked as informers of oppressors. They can never understand freedom struggle of Kashmir," he said.
"During last four months of active resistance, about 100 innocents have been martyred by forces; more than 20000 have been injured among whom more than 600 have lost their eyesight," Malik said.
"Majority among those martyred, injured and jailed are highly educated or students who with passion have been perusing the path of resistance against occupation. Whole nation of Kashmir including traders, businessmen, civil society, students, transporters; industrialists, daily wagers and common people have tolerated loss of billions of rupees for resistance," he said. "But people who not only seem to be unaware of political realities of J&K but also seem ignorant of history are claiming that banning Rs 500 note has ended the resistance."
Malik said those trying to undermine Kashmiri resistance by dubbing examinations of students as surgical strike against Kashmiris were hypocrites.
JKLF paid rich tributes to elderly Ghulam Muhammad Khan of Ellahibagh Srinagar who was hit by a tear gas shell on November 2 and succumbed at SKIMS today.