Freezing K-issue not acceptable to Kashmiris: Yasin Malik

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Handwara: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Mohammad Yaseen Malik, Friday said that freezing Kashmir issue was not acceptable to the people of the state and “without solution of vexed issue of Kashmir, no development was possible in the region.”
“The international community should stress upon India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue on priority through tripartite talks. Kashmiris involvement as cardinal party to Kashmir issue was indispensable for just and viable resolution of Kashmir issue,” Malik said while addressing a gathering here.
Appealing people to remain committed to the cause, he called upon youth to strengthen the ongoing peaceful struggle.
“People are sacrificing their lives, property and honor but the lack of commitment to the cause is creating hurdles in reaching to our goal, people should show commitment to the cause,” he said.
“The world is supporting our peaceful struggle. I appeal the youth to be firm and keep their struggle peaceful so that world knows that who is using violence in Kashmir,” Malik said.
“People of Jammu & Kashmir fostered violence-free and peaceful freedom struggle from 2008. But from 2008 till date hundreds of innocent civilians were killed and thousands others injured, giving birth to very painful history. Despite government’s unilateral violence, Kashmiris did not give up peaceful struggle. Now it is the responsibility of international community to respect and value the Kashmir’s peaceful struggle and take steps for resolving Kashmir issue on priority for abiding peace and stability of the region,” he added.
The JKLF chairman expressed serious concern over the situation in Rajouri. “Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir always believe in communal harmony. In 1947 during Hindu-Muslim riots in sub-continent, Mahatma Gandhi could see a ray of hope in Kashmir. It is Muslims of J&K who take care of lakhs of Amarnath yatries and welcome them,” he said.
“In 2008, when economic blockade of Kashmir was carried out by Hindu fanatics and our kids were without milk, Kashmiris served Amarnath yatries,” he added.
Malik warned that they can’t remain silent over the happenings of Rajouri.
Demanding the release of all the arrested youth including students, Malik said it did not behoove those claiming high of democracy and democratic ideals and principles to put behind bars innocent youth.

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