Says spearheading movement, forging unity and helping victims of state-violence is no crime,
Rawalpindi: Acting chairman of JKLF Abdul Hamid Butt while commenting on the fresh statement issued by Indian agency NIA in so-called terror funding case has said that spearheading a peaceful political movement for resolution of internationally recognized dispute, forging unity among people, reaching out to the affected people with help and assistance and standing against state sponsored violence is no crime at all.
“NIA charge-sheet against JKLF incarcerated Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others, is not only hilarious but actually speaks volumes about the desperation of so-called biggest democracy to legalize the illegal and arbitrary arrest of conspicuous political personalities like Muhammad Yasin Malik”, the JKLF leader said.
Terming the media charges framed against JKLF incarcerated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik as absurd, concocted and hilarious, JKLF vice chairman Abdul Hamid Butt has said that blaming the oppressed and those who were incarcerated in Indian jails for killings in 2016 is not only pathetic but a cruel joke put forth by Indian democracy which is desperate to legalize the illegal and arbitrary arrests of political leaders, activists and other people. JKLF leader said that incarcerated chairman of JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik is being accused of spearheading a peaceful political peoples movement, forging unity among nation and also providing a helping hand to the affected people. We want to ask Indian rulers, the international community and also the legal experts that how is forging unity, spearheading a political movement and reaching out to the affected of violence with help a crime. JKLF acting chairman said that Jammu Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and striving for its resolution is neither a crime nor an illegal act. JKLF is proud of its struggle and efforts for seeking a resolution to this dispute that is in fact a human tragedy and involves the right of self-determination of millions of humans living in Jammu Kashmir. He said that JKLF at the assurance of the international community and Indian civil society declared a unilateral ceasefire in 1994 and stood to its decision against all odds. Through our peaceful signature campaign, Safr-I-Azadi and other peaceful programs, we promoted non-violent and peaceful mode of struggle in Jammu Kashmir and despite all oppression, atrocities and false propaganda perpetuated by the Indian state through its forces, agencies, biased media and some weeping boys, JKLF will keep pursuing its goal through peaceful democratic means, God Willingly.
Taking a dig on recent NIA propaganda statement, JKLF acting chairman said that JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others named in so-called terror funding case 2017 were arrested soon after the martyrdom of Burhan Wani on 8th July 2016 and released after many months of incarceration only when the people’s protest faded out in 2017. Yasin Sahib was in fact arrested only one hour after the news about Burhan Wani broke out on 8th 2016. He was kept in solitary confinement at JIC Srinagar for months and released only in 2017 after many months of incarceration. JKLF acting chairman said that NIA and the Indian biased media which is in fact working as foot soldiers of the Indian agencies, is today trying to put the blame of hundreds of innocents killed by Indian bullets, maimed and blinded by Indian pellet terrorism on those killed maimed and jailed which is like ‘A thief scolding a police officer’ (Ulta Chor Kotwal Ko Dantay). Who showered bullets on innocent unarmed people on 9th and 10th July 2016 killing dozens and maiming hundreds of others, was it Indian trigger happy soldiers or JRL, asked the JKLF leader. How can a country calling itself the biggest democracy shift the blame of its follies and criminal acts on those who were put by it in jails and incarceration centers by it? How can those oppressed be blamed for the oppression of the oppressors? Has Indian intelligentsia gone so low and how long the international community for its pity economic gains will keep ignoring these absurd Indian claims, questioned the JKLF acting chairman.
He said that NIA has also charged JKLF chairman of providing relief to the affectees of violence in 2016. “We want to tell Indian rulers and their agencies’ that the international community is aware of the fact that besides striving for the political cause, JKLF has been doing its bit in the field of social work too. We have always kept humanity first and it is this motivation that JKLF reached with relief to the affected people of Latur Maharashtra hit by a devastating earthquake, to the victims of shocking earthquake that hit Gujarat India in 2001, Victims of 2005 earthquake, 2011 snow Tsunami in Kashmir, to the victims of 2014 flood and organizing camps (Langars) for Amarnath Yartrees in 2008 when fascists had blockaded the people of Kashmir and so on”, he added. JKLF organized blood donation camps for Latur and Gujarat victims and it was JKLF incarcerated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who even organized a blood donation camp in USA for the 9/11 victims.
“Today social work and reaching out to the victims of blind violence is also termed as a crime which shows the level of mental bankruptcy of the oppressors”, said the JKLF acting chairman. He said that today JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik is facing the wrath of Indian oppression and is lodged in Tihar jail under shabby condition. Besides being a chronic heart patient and a known kidney patient, he has now developed severe pain in his eyes too and is being denied a proper medical care even. Besides this, JKLF has been banned by Indian state and its political activities have also been curtailed undemocratically. But despite all this oppression, suppression and tyranny, JKLF will keep striving for its sacred goal, in a peaceful democratic manner and will leave no stone unturned to achieve its legal and democratic goal, asserted the JKLF acting chairman.