While reacting to the statement of Prof Saifud Din Soz in which Soz had challenged resistance camp to prove their representative character in elections, the JKLF chairman has said, “Pro-freedom camp represent the sentiments and sacrifices of people of Jammu Kashmir and their representative character is well established and known.”
As per a statement JKLF Chairman, Yasin Malik has said, “Soz is asking us to prove our representative character through Indian elections that are held under Indian constitution and are conducted by Indian election commission, bureaucracy, army, police and other officials.” And added that every one participating in these elections has to take oath of loyalty with India and safeguarding its interests so “how can people, who don’t accept Indian constitution and presence in Kashmir, who are fighting for Azadi and whose point of view in this regard is well known, participate in elections like these.”
“In fact these elections have nothing to do with anybody’s representative character as United Nations in 1950’s has clearly said these are only meant for running day to day affairs of the state. Even the parties who participate in these elections including Soz’s ask people for votes for roads, drains and other day to day things like that”, he added.
While challenging Prof Soz and all other pro India politicians and parties, Malik has said, “If he thinks that pro-freedom leaders and parties have no representative character, let them all get together and choose a constituency in Kashmir and compete us for proving representative character. Let this election process be conducted by the civil society in Kashmir with a sole purpose of proving who really represents Kashmiri people. If at all Soz believes in his own statement he should not shy away from this challenge.”
He has even said that if separatist camp gets defeated in this election, he would quit politics.
He said that the fact of matter is that “these Indian elections and assembly members and the assembly are responsible for the miseries of people of Jammu Kashmir. It is this process and assembly which provides a shield and legal cover to the killers of Kashmiri’s. It is this assembly that is prolonging the oppression and repression on Kashmiris and anybody who takes part in these elections is actually enemy of Kashmir and Kashmiri’s.”
Meanwhile Malik has decided to visit Doda again on June 18 to distribute the relief to the earthquake victims. Earlier he was returned by the state police and was not allowed to distribute relief.