Srinagar:  In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik , has said that New Delhi and its puppet administration have waged a war against the people of the territory.

Muhammad Yasin Malik has also declined to meet a proposed Indian delegation that was seeking to visit him at the hospital. Yasin Malik said, Kashmiris are known for their hospitality and harmony and we have never ill-treated any of our guests, but at a time when Indian state has waged a war against innocent Kashmiris these kind of gestures and meetings are futile.

“From last 108 days Indian army, paramilitary and police personnel have martyred more than 100 innocents in Kashmir; more than 15,000 are injured among whom about 600 have lost their eyesight due to pellet terrorism. Indian forces and police are beating and vandalizing humans, their residential houses, their vehicles, orchards, fruit and crop harvest, rice fields and other properties. Nowadays forces are going berserk and they are attacking humans and their properties but no one seems to care,” he said.

The JKLF Chairman said that from last three months in general and from one and a half month in particular, nocturnal raids, crackdowns, arrest spree and booking innocents from 8-year-old to 85-year-old under black law Public Safety Act had become an order of the day and the whole occupied territory was reeling in pain but Indian civil society had maintained a criminal silence.

Therefore, he said, our meetings with any Indian delegation or their arriving to enquire about my health at hospital is futile and worthless, and because of all these circumstances we thankfully and humbly reject their request of meeting. Yasin Malik termed as absurd and ridiculous the statement of pro-India National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah, in the US that resolution of Kashmir dispute could be found by turning the Line of Control into a permanent border.

“Kashmiris are suffering because of the hypocritical and double faced politics of these pro-India politicians who issue different statements at different places and try to undermine the freedom struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. These hypocrites have no respect and regard for the sacrifices rendered by Kashmiris and they are deployed to safeguard the interests of Indian forces in Kashmir,” he added.