Srinagar: The chairman Jammu Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik strongly reacted to recent statements by various Indian ministers regarding Kashmiri resistance movement. JKLF chief said those who during their own national freedom struggle acted as collaborators of British can never understand freedom struggle and freedom fighters. Recent assertion of Indian ministers like Manohar Parikar, Prakash Javaidkar and others regarding Kashmiri resistance movement a glaring example of their intellectual bankruptcy.
Terming these statements as distortion of facts and glaring example of intellectual bankruptcy, JKLF chairman said that people and mindset that during their own national independence struggle acted as collaborators of British colonial power and who worked as informers of oppressors can never understand freedom struggle and freedom fighters. Terming the statement of Indian minister Monohar Parikar as unwise, Yasin Malik said that the people, who are followers of a collaborator mindset, think of everyone like them.
He said that during last four months of active resistance, about one hundred innocents have been martyred by Indian forces; more than 20000 have been injured among whom more than 600 have lost their eyesight. During these days to weaken our resistance movement more than 10 thousand people have been put behind bars and property worth millions has been damaged by Indian forces. Majority among those martyred, injured and jailed are highly educated or students who with passion have been perusing the path of resistance against Indian occupation.
Yasin Malik said that Whole nation of Kashmir including traders, businessmen, civil society, students, transporters; industrialists, daily wagers and common people have tolerated loss of billions of rupees for resistance but people who not only seem unaware of political realities of Jammu Kashmir but also seem ignorant of history are claiming that banning 500 rupee note has ended this resistance. Yasin Malik said that same is the case with Prakash Javaidkar and others who are trying to undermine Kashmiri resistance by dubbing examinations of students as surgical strike against Kashmiris.