Srinagar, July 17: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday announced it has decided to stay away from Pakistan High Commission’s Eid Milan function to protest ignoring the human problem of 13 million Kashmiris living in Indian and Pakistani Kashmir.
“Kashmir is actually ruled by oppression and tyranny where even breathing freely is banned. Ignoring Kashmir in negotiations is not acceptable and to register our democratic dissent, JKLF will not participate in Eid Milan party hosted by Pakistani high commission in Delhi,” JKLF chairman Yasin Malik said in a statement here.
Malik, who was scheduled to address a public rally in Charar-e-Sharief town of Budgam district on Friday but placed under house arrest here on Thursday, claimed Kashmir has been turned into a “dictatorial state where even talking, going for condolences has been banned”.
“In this regard Mufti regime has surpassed all previous records of oppression and restrictions and an atmosphere of suffocation has been implemented that is unprecedented,” he said in the statement.
Commenting upon the recent parleys between India and Pakistan in Russia and joint declaration that had no mention of Kashmir, Malik said that ignoring Jammu Kashmir in talks or joint declarations is highly regrettable.
“The institution of dialogue has been turned as futile and non-serious in case of Jammu and Kashmir which has created doubts in the minds of common people… Kashmiris are not against peace and progress between Indian and Pakistan.