ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called upon Pakistan and India to address the Kashmir dispute on priority basis.
Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a seminar in Srinagar said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute was taking a heavy toll on the people of Kashmir, KMS reported.
“Due to the conflict, 95% people in Kashmir are suffering from depression. The lingering dispute has been transferred to our fourth generation, and if left unresolved it will also affect our future generations,” he said.
The JKLF chairman maintained that he was not against the dialogue process aimed at resolution of the Kashmir dispute. “No individual or nation is against dialogue as all issues in the world have been ultimately resolved through talks.
Ironically, since 1947 nothing concrete has come out of the dialogue process on Kashmir issue,” he stated.
Muhammad Yasin Malik said that India and Pakistan were legally and morally bound to accept the Kashmiris as primary party to the dispute.
He said that the two countries could not neglect Kashmir or Kashmiris in the dialogue and the Kashmiris wanted to be part of resolution process.
He said that the JKLF would soon launch a campaign in all districts of occupied Kashmir to press for inclusion of Kashmir dispute as core issue between India and Pakistan.
Yasin Malik pointed out that New Delhi was using different tactics to change political discourse in Kashmir.
“India has to face humiliation at international level when it put senior Hurriyet leaders in Jodhpur jail to thwart their poll boycott campaign in late nineties. It formed many regional parties in Kashmir to change political discourse. Now, India through Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wave is trying to change political discourse in Kashmir,” he added.
The JKLF Chairman while terming AAP as anti-Kashmir said that its activists foiled press conference of nearly 200 Kashmiri families at Press Club in New Delhi earlier this year.
“This should serve as an eye-opener for those who invited the AAP to open offices in Kashmir.
The objective of all pro-India parties including AAP is to suppress the aspirations of Kashmiris,” he said.
He also criticized the columnists and civil society members in the occupied territory for failing to highlight the Kashmiris’ aspirations.