India Has Lost Kashmir Battle: Malik

26 September 2008
Kashmir Observer

Srinagar: The chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, today said that India had lost its battle in Kashmir, and that the freedom struggle would intensify in direct proportion to the oppression inflicted on Kashmiris. Addressing a large gathering at the historic khanaqah in Chrar-e-Sharief, Malik said that Kashmiris must strengthen the freedom struggle by adopting the teachings of their patron saint, Sheikh Nooruddin Wali (RA). Malik recalled that the even the renowned Kashmiri sultan, Budshah, had invited Sheikh-ul-Aalam for a dialogue, but the latter had declined to appear in potentate’s court citing the oppression wreaked on the common people in the his reign. Malik appealed to people to send vote-seekers back disillusioned. “Some political jugglers will come to you begging for votes under various pretexts. Reject them all,” he said. He said that a positive aspect of the current movement was that people were joined it in a united manner, and that it was a result of this unity that Kashmiris got lost land back. “India has lost its battle in Kashmir. The more the oppression wreaked on people here, the stronger the movement for freedom will emerge until the people are granted the rights promised to them,” he said. Malik, who was accompanied by his deputy Bashir Ahmad Bhat, senior leader Javed Ahmad Mir and others, offered fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Aalam. Earlier, the JKLF chairman, who was visiting Chrar according to the coordination committee programme, was carried in a huge procession to the holy shrine, during which the rally chanted slogans in favour of Islam and freedom. “Saeree Samiwo, Chrar Khasiwo, Aaghas Maengwo Aazadi” (Lets Get Together and March to Chrar To Ask the Master For Freedom), the rally chanted as it wound its way through the town famous for the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Aalam, the patron saint of Kashmir. Comments