Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman MuhamadYasin Malik Friday slammed BJP leader Yashwant Sinha for terming the delegation he recently led to Kashmir as a 'moral group.'
"While his own foreign minister has made it clear that only India and Pakistan can talk to each other and not the Kashmiris, he (Sinha) is contradicting her asking us to directly talk to New Delhi and leave aside Pakistan," Malik said addressing a huge gathering in Bogam village of South Kashmir's Kulgam district.
Malik called for boycott of upcoming Parliament by- elections in South and Central Kashmir.
"Yashwant Sinha is now asking Kashmiris to leave Pakistan aside and instead talk to New Delhi directly while it was his own foreign minister -SushmaSwaraj – who while objecting to our proposed meet with (Pak Foreign Minister) Sartaj Aziz in New Delhi stated that Kashmir is not a party and hence can't be included in any talks between India and Pakistan. Isn't the group which calls itself a 'moral group' misleading Kashmiris?" Malik asked.
"Kashmir is not a land dispute but a question of sentiments and aspirations of people which can be solved through tripartite dialogue that includes India, Pakistan and its real stakeholders – that is pro-freedom Kashmiri leadership," Malik said, adding New Delhi should come clean on these contradictory stances.
He said by arresting and humiliating people, ransacking houses and vandalizing property during night, India won't be able to crush the pro-freedom sentiment in Kashmir.
"India has been using their military might all along to crush the freedom movement particularly during past 28 years, but has failed every time. Kashmiris have rendered unflinching sacrifices to keep this movement alive. In each and every locality of Kashmiris we have graveyards of martyrs. How can people who carried the coffins of their loved ones and whose kids were blinded by pellets forget the movement which has always been sacred for them," Malik asked.
Hailing people for their resilience and showing united face, Malik said, "Despite oppression, people have shown exemplary unity and steadfastness for which this nation deserves kudos."
JKLF chairman said that small village of Bogam has more than four dozen people including four members of a family in jails which speaks volumes about the "tyrannical attitude" of rulers and their administration.
Malik maintained that they will take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion. "We have nourished the movement with our precious blood. I assure you that we won't let you down and continue the struggle till we reach our goal," Malik assured as the emotionally charged people responded with pro-freedom and pro-unity slogans.
Calling for total boycott of upcoming by-elections for Parliament in South (Anantnag seat) and Central (Srinagar seat) Kashmir, Malik said, "The mainstream political parties are the root cause of our miseries. It is they who pass black laws like AFSPA, PSA, POTA in the assembly, provide impunity to armed forces to kill and maim us, use bullets and pellets at will on us, and subject us to every kind of atrocity and humiliation."
Referring towards ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Malik said, "They sought votes from you to keep BJP and RSS away but then joined hands with them."
Paying rich tributes to recently killed militants like Engineer BasitRasool Dar of MarhamaSangam, Malik said, "These educated young Kashmiris are being pushed to the wall by Indian State and have been left with no other option but to sacrifice their lives for freedom and dignity."
He said, "These young martyrs are our real heroes and we salute their grand sacrifices."
Earlier, Malik left Srinagar late Thursday evening and visited several families of civilians killed in the current uprising in Anantnag and Kulgam.