SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday questioned the “double standards and criminal silence” of the international community and champions of human rights, on Kashmir, saying, they are in “deep slumber”.
“No one is raising voice on persecution (of Kashmiris) as (the) international community, for safeguarding its business interest(s) in big Indian market, seem to (have) forgotten about their high standards on human rights and human values,” Malik said in a statement issued here.
“Today, Kashmiris are questioning the double standards and criminal silence of (the) international community and champions of human rights regarding Kashmir. Kashmiris ask (them) to fulfill their responsibilities (by) shunning double standards and intervene to save the lives of humans in Kashmir.”
JKLF chairman said, on daily basis, Kashmiri fathers are forced to shoulder the coffins of their young sons who are being “brutalised and killed with impunity” by forces. “Killing innocents has become a routine job of police and forces,” he said.
“From ongoing genocide to unleashing of terror on (people), all is being done by Indian rulers with the active support of Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP and other pro-India politicians who shamelessly support these killings and atrocities,” he said.
Meanwhile, JKLF leaders and activists, on the call of joint resistance leadership, staged a peaceful protest near Budshah Chowk, Lal Chowk, here. The protest was led by party’s zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal.
The protesters, holding placards depicting anti-India slogans, marched from Madeena Chowk to Budshah Chowk where they held a peaceful sit-in. Kalwal and others addressed the gathering and condemned the “ongoing Indian oppression” in valley especially south Kashmir.
The speakers said “oppression and tyranny will not be able to put Kashmiri freedom movement and resistance in submission but in fact is strengthening our resolve and passion”.