Reacting strongly to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s statement in which he had accused resistance camp from running away from negotiations with India and that India is sincere in negotiating process, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday said the history of past 65 years bears witness to the fact that India has never been sincere in this process.
“India has always used the dialogue process to hoodwink the world opinion, to get more and more time, to release pressure on it and also to tease and harm resistance camp. The state of India has never sincerely taken any step to resolve Kashmir problem but has always used the negotiation tool to crush resistance and resistance movements,” Malik in a statement issued to GNS said.
He said: “Omar Abdullah who is today taking oath on Indian sincerity in negotiations process should tell what his grandfather achieved while negotiating with India?”
Malik said that same tactics were applied by India when it negotiated with Omar Abdullah’s grandfather Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who led resistance movement for a long time, negotiated with India and at the end achieved nothing but a fractured power for himself and his family.
“It is our faith that all problems, issues and disputes are solved at the negotiating table but here in case of Kashmir dispute, Indian state has mutilated this process so much that Kashmiri people have started losing faith in it.”
On the question of resistance leaders meeting agencies, JKLF Chairman said that Omar Abdullah instead of vague statement should come out with the names of those who are engaged in such process. “You cannot accuse vaguely without giving the other side a chance to defend them,” Malik said.
On Omar Abdullah’s statement that a local Imam instigated what happened at Gool, Malik said that Omar Abdullah has started showing his real face on this issue. “We have always said that these pro India leaders and rulers are there only to defend and safeguard the interests of killer forces. Now Omar Abdullah who at one hand says that complete probe will be done on Gool massacre and on the other and has already named a victim as offender. These rulers have always blamed and punished the victims and not the oppressors that is why the young people who protested against Gool massacre are being hunted, arrested and victimized by Omar Abdullah’s forces now.”
Meanwhile JKLF chairman today visited Budgam and met the bereaved family of elderly woman Fatima who succumbed to her injuries after beaten up by task force. Malik expressed condolences to them and strongly condemned the brutal assault on the chastity of a young girl in Kishtwar by terming it as an act of state terrorism.