Incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) today paid rich tributes to the militants who were killed in gunfights with the forces at Sopore, Pattan, Arwani and other places, saying that “Kashmiris are indebted to these sacrifices.”
“October 27, is the darkest day of our history. On this day in 1947 army illegally landed on our soil and took its control forcibly. Right from the day first, New Delhi has been treating Jammu Kashmir as its colony and people of this land as its slaves who have no human rights. Till date we as a nation are being subjected to forcible subjugation by the state,” a JKLF spokesman quoted Malik as having said in his message from jail.
He said, “After taking control of our land with military might, visibly scared of Kashmiri resistance, Indian leadership under the command of its first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, went to United Nations and pledged to hold referendum and provide people of Jammu Kashmir a chance to determine their future. Not only at the UN, Indian leaders repeated these pledges in Indian Parliament and even at Lal Chowk here in front of thousands of Kashmiris but today when we the people of Jammu Kashmir are asking for fulfillment of these pledges, state is crushing us, killing our kith and kin, blasting and burning down our residential houses, destroying our crops and orchards, putting our young and old behind bars.”
He said, “Forces are on daily basis are killing Kashmiris, blasting, destroying and vandalizing residential houses, arresting young and old and unleashing fear at will and no one in international community is even uttering a word against the atrocities being inflicted upon Kashmiris.”