Use of force will fail to suppress Kashmiri voices for freedom: Malik | KNO

Use of force will fail to suppress Kashmiri voices for freedom: Malik | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, December 14 (KNO) : Chairman of Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that the rulers and their supporters in Jammu Kashmir are employing every weapon and tactic to suppress Kashmiri voices for freedom but they fail to understand that a nation that has resolved to achieve freedom and right to self-determination cannot be suppressed by use of slaughter and oppressive measures. Malik in a statement issued to KNO said that “Employ whatever force you have at your disposal against Kashmiris but bear in mind that all your bullying will fail to suppress Kashmiri voices for freedom as recent and the past history of nations bears a witness to the fact that killings, gallows, guns, tanks, chemical weapons, jails, drones and other modes of slaughter never succeed in defeating nations that are striving for freedom and right of self-determination.” “Tyranny, oppression and use of brutal force against Kashmiris will bear India nothing but shame,” he said, adding that blood of Kashmiris is being spilled ruthlessly and with impunity, which is highly condemnable. Meanwhile, Malik paid tributes to veteran leader of freedom movement Sofi Muhammad Akbar on his death anniversary. “Sofi was a great patriot and a selfless leader who instead of power and authority chose the path of thorns and till his last breath remained steadfast with freedom movement, resisting tyranny and oppression,” he said. He said that “the path of struggle and resistance shown by this great soul is an example and like a beacon light for us and today on a day when we are recalling this great soul, we pledge to take forward his mission to its desired goal.” Meanwhile, scores of JKLF leaders and activists staged a protest at Maisuma Lal Chowk Srinagar. The protest as per a statement was held as per the program of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). Scores of JKLF leaders and activists including Muhammad Yasin Bhat, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, M. Sideeq Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Javed Ahmad Butt, Ghulam Muhammad Dar, Professor Javed, Muhammad Hanif Dar and others along with people from many walks of life held protest at Maisuma Lal Chowk and demonstrated against ‘ongoing Indian aggression and carnage’ in Kashmir valley. JKLF leaders addressed protesters and condemned the spree of killings, vandalizing people’s properties and other ‘oppressive acts’ of India.(KNO)