“Indian Prime Minister is Afzal Guru’s murderer, observe black day on his visit to Kashmir”

Mohammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) addressing the press conference. Photograph by Shahid Tantray
Mohammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) addressing the press conference. Photograph by Shahid Tantray

By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir

Calling for a complete strike in the Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir during Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to the Valley on June 25, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Thursday alleged that at the behest of Congress high command in New Delhi police didn’t allow them to distribute relief material among Doda quake hit victims.

Addressing a hurriedly called press conference Malik said, “When I along with my workers reached Doda last night a police team led by a Dy SP [Deputy Superintendent of police] raided the hotel and ordered us to board a police bus. Before that they had smashed the windowpanes of the trucks in which we were carrying the relief material for the quake victims and arrested the drivers.”

“What police did was sheer hooliganism. We were released in the morning at Qazigund where from another police party escorted us to Srinagar. We had gone to Doda for a pure humanitarian work and there was no politics involved in it. Even when local journalists approached us last evening we told same to them. The local papers in Doda have carried it in today’s editions,” he said.

The JKLF chairman accused Congress high command of preventing him from distributing relief among the earthquake victims in Chenab Valley.

“The Congress high command in New Delhi had decided to stop us from distributing the relief among earthquake victims which JKLF had collected from Kashmiri people,” Malik said, adding, “Give me a single instance from anywhere in the world when relief distribution was not allowed.”

Terming Manmohan Singh as “murderer” of Afzal Guru, Malik said, “In his regime 42 innocent Kashmiris were killed in 2008, 72 in 2009 and 124 in 2010, so I appeal people of Kashmir to observe black day when Indian PM will visit Kashmir,” he said.

Malik said that the Prime minister of India could not do anything during his regime despite the fact that a peace process was going on. “On one hand a peace process was going on and on the other Kashmiris were victimized at the behest of the Congress government in New Delhi. Now PM’s employees are issuing statements in favour of talks and all that, let me ask Manmohan Singh what you have given Kashmiris in past nine years and what can you give in the remaining nine months.”

Terming Congress as most communal party, he alleged, “When Babri Masjid was demolished, the then PM Narasimha Rao was busy in Puja for a successful demolition.”


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