Elections In J&K, Sugar Coated Poison For Kashmiris: Malik

10 April 2014
Kashmir Times

Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik today said the elections in Jammu and Kashmir are blood-ridden and sugar coated poison for Kashmiris. He was addressing public gatherings in Bandipora. 'The history of Jammu Kashmir bears a witness to the fact that pro-India politicians and parties here have always asked for votes in the name of development and progress but have always used to justify Indian claim over Kashmir. Elections that are contested under the supervision of Election Commission of India, under Indian constitution and under the shadow of Indian gun are like sugar-coated poison for Kashmiris and these have always been used to snatch our freedom, strengthening the clutches of tyranny and oppression on us and for legislation and enactment of black laws here,' Malik said. He added that taking part in these elections in any name and slogan cannot be termed but as worst enmity with Kashmir and Kashmiris. Malik thanked people for their 'valour, passion and affection' for the freedom movement and resistance camp. Terming the history of these elections held time to time in Kashmir as blood ridden, he said from 1930's people of Jammu and Kashmir have been striving and offering sacrifices for the freedom of their nation but time and again leaders turned oppressors betrayed this nation and helped foreign powers to oppress and suppress us and snatch our freedom. JKLF chairman said these elections for assembly or parliament are fought in the name of electricity, roads, employments and water, good governance, change, corruption free society, peace, progress and other slogans. 'The people contesting election tell us that these elections have nothing to do with Kashmir issue but the fact of matter is that people after being elected have always used this vote to undermine the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir and safeguarded the interests of India in Jammu Kashmir,' he said.