Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that exemplary unity among the resistance leadership has unnerved Indian rulers and their stooges in the territory and they are desperately trying to break it.
Muhammad Yasin Malik said this while talking to reporters before his arrest by Indian police from his party office in Srinagar. He said that every peaceful political activity in occupied Kashmir had been banned by the so-called biggest democracy of the world and this suppression was taking extremely ugly turn as condolences meetings, social programs and even personal meetings between two people were being halted and barred by Indian police.
He said, Indian rulers and their puppets are not allowing any meeting between the leadership and every time when there is a programme in which these leaders can meet is barred and leadership is arrested. He said that the rulers who had unleashed such suppression and had trampled every democratic norm in Kashmir had no moral justification to claim their country as the largest democracy of the world.
The JKLF Chairman asked the Kashmiri people to remain steadfast and uphold unity at every cost. â€œDamaging our unity is the main objective of our adversary and it is our moral and national duty to remain vigilant and safeguard this unity at every cost,â€ he added.
Yasin Malik was arrested by the police when he was about to leave for Aali Masjid to participate in a memorial meeting about renowned Kashmiri politician, religious and social leader, Mirwaiz Maulana Yousuf Shah, and was lodged at Kothi Bagh Police Station. Paying rich tributes to Maulana Yousuf Shah, he said that the deceased led the Kashmiris on every front and till his last breath remained steadfast for the Kashmir cause.
The JKLF Chairman also condemned the assault of Indian army on the residents of Turkawangam area of Shopian where Indian forces during a crackdown operation attacked common people with bonnets, batons and other arms and injured dozens of men, women and children. This is a glaring example of state terrorism which is highly condemnable, he added.