Indian leaders were making a mockery of political dialogue on Kashmir
Srinagar-26 August: JLKF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said that Indian leaders were making a mockery of political dialogue on Kashmir by inviting people to meetings through Twitter.
In a statement, Malik said that only talks between all parties involved in the Jammu and Kashmir dispute can prove fruitful, as dialogue between India and Pakistan, India and Kashmir, and Pakistan and Kashmir have failed to yield any results.
The JKLF chief who is languishing in central jail Srinagar since last month said that Indian home minister’s invitation for talks through Twitter was ridiculous. “Talks are held between two parties on the basis of equality, but here is the Indian home minister acting like a visiting monarch, asking his subjects to reach him and put forth their grievances,” Malik said.
“Bilateral dialogue process has been a futile exercise. That is why people of Jammu and Kashmir want a dialogue between all concerned parties to this dispute. It is our belief that only this kind of dialogue can resolve this dispute and bring lasting peace and prosperity to South Asia,” he said.
Malik said that Kashmiris have always stood for peaceful means of resistance but it is the Indian “occupational forces” and their Kashmiri “stooges” who from 1947 have used their police and military might to suppress peaceful resistance.
“Today, when whole of Kashmir including Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar, Baderwah, Doda, Ramban, Banihal and Kargil are asking for freedom, the Indian leadership and their Kashmiri stooges are still in denial and are terming the voices of millions as the voice of some miscreants,” he added.
The JKLF spokesman said in a separate statement that “police and Indian forces are continuing their nocturnal raids, crackdowns, spree of arrests and other oppressive measures against Kashmiris, especially against young boys and students throughout Kashmir.”
He said that police have arrested JKLF district secretary Mushtaq Ahmad of Koreg Ganderbal and raided the residence of JKLF district president Ganderbal, Bashir Ahmad Rather.