Separatists hail the latest map of the ‘Economist’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

After Britain’s magazine ‘The Economist’ outlined the state of Jammu and Kashmir from its latest edition, Kashmir’s Pro-freedom camp Monday welcomed the step.

Chairman Huriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told KNS that Kashmir is a disputed region and that the resolution of the same has become inevitable. He further stated that in the past as well most of the media houses have termed Kashmir as a disputed territory but later due to the unknown pressures later rebut the same. “It is a reality that Kashmir is a disputed territory and need to be resolved for the stability of south Asia. Whether someone accepts it as a dispute or terms it an integral part of some country but that cannot undermine the basic truth.”

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik termed it the ‘confession’ of reality and expressed optimism that other big media houses across the globe will follow the suit. “It is the welcome step. In fact we can say that the economist has portrayed the actual position of the disputed Himalayan region.”

Malik further stated that the stand, the Economist has taken at present is vital for the objective media organizations and  that the media houses instead of giving different colour to Kashmir’s ongoing movement, must accept the reality and should strive to portray truth in its purest form.

Huriyat Conference (G) chief spokesman Ayaz Akbar told KNS that the objective stance of the economist magazine must be welcomed and that although it is not enough but the vindication of the fact that the world community is accepting the disputed nature of Kashmir. “We must welcome it will all our courage. Media houses must take the stand of the oppressed.”

Akbar further stated that the acceptance of the disputed nature of Kashmir by the Economist magazine must be followed by other news houses. “It is Britain where the Kashmir disputed was originally born and that the country and its newspapers have the moral responsibility to portray the just struggle of the people of Kashmir in the right perspective.”

Pertinently, the London based news Magazine, that is believed to have the more than 1.5 million across the world has outlined the state of Jammu and Kashmir from rest of India and has ended the Indian side till Punjab only.

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