Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has expressed serious concern over India’s plan to further intensify the ongoing state terrorism in the territory.
According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik talking to mediamen in Srinagar said that inhuman actions of Indian troops in occupied Kashmir after the recent statements of Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, and ex-Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal (retd), P V Naik, pointed to the Indian Government’s plans of conducting widespread genocide in the territory.
General Rawat had warned that the people protesting during siege and search operations would be dealt with strictly and considered as over-ground workers of mujahideen. He had also ordered the Indian troops to step-up the anti-militancy operations and kill all Kashmiri mujahideen within two months. In the meanwhile, P V Naik in an interview had called for ruthless measures including the use of air power to kill the Kashmiri youth without a warning during siege and search operations in the territory.
He said that after the remarks of General Rawat, the increase in the intensity and the number of cordon and search operations across occupied Kashmir and use of brute force on the civilian population that had resulted in the killing and injuring of many people during the past few months were all part of this nefarious plan to conduct mass killings in the territory.
Yasin Malik said that the use of a civilian as a human shield and awarding of the criminal army officer involved in this brutal act clearly indicated that Indian troops had been given a freehand to perpetrate all kinds of brutalities and human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement. He deplored that instead of punishing the troops involved in human rights abuses, they were being commended for their inhuman actions which would further encourage them to commit such crimes.
The JKLF Chairman made it clear that Indian brutalities had failed to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission in the past and would meet the same fate in future as well. He urged New Delhi to give up its intransigent approach towards the Kashmir dispute and settle it by giving the Kashmiri people their inalienable right to self-determination it had promised several decades ago.