Spearheading peaceful political movement is no crime at all: JKLF over NIA’s statement | KNO

Spearheading peaceful political movement is no crime at all: JKLF over NIA’s statement | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 17 (KNO) : Acting chairman of JKLF Abdul Hamid Butt Monday said that spearheading a peaceful political movement for resolution of internationally recognized dispute, forging unity among people, reaching out to the affected people with help and assistance and standing against state sponsored violence is no crime at all. “NIA news paper charge-sheet against JKLF incarcerated Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others, is not only hilarious but actually speaks volumes about the desperation of biggest democracy to legalize the illegal and arbitrary arrest of conspicuous political personalities like Muhammad Yasin Malik,” Butt said while commenting upon the statement issued by NIA in terror funding case. Terming the media charges framed against Muhammad Yasin Malik as ‘absurd, concocted and hilarious’, Butt in a statement issued to KNO said that “blaming the oppressed and those who were incarcerated in Indian jails for killings in 2016 is not only pathetic but a cruel joke put forth by Indian democracy which is desperate to legalize the illegal and arbitrary arrests of political leaders, activists and other people.” He said that incarcerated chairman of JKLF is being accused of spearheading a peaceful political peoples movement, forging unity among nation and also providing a helping hand to the affected people. “We want to ask Indian rulers, the international community and also the legal experts that how is forging unity, spearheading a political movement and reaching out to the affected of violence with help a crime.” JKLF acting chairman said that “Jammu Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and striving for its resolution is neither a crime nor an illegal act. JKLF is proud of its struggle and efforts for seeking a resolution to this dispute that is in fact a human tragedy and involves the right of self-determination of millions of humans living in Jammu Kashmir.” He said that JKLF at the assurance of the international community and Indian civil society declared a unilateral ceasefire in 1994 and stood to its decision against all odds. “Through our peaceful signature campaign, Safr-I-Azadi and other peaceful programs, we promoted non-violent and peaceful mode of struggle in Jammu Kashmir and despite all oppression, atrocities and false propaganda perpetuated by the Indian state through its forces, agencies, biased media and some weeping boys, JKLF will keep pursuing its goal through peaceful democratic means,” he said.(KNO)