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October 27 ‘darkest day of our history’: Malik

Srinagar, Oct 26: “27th October is the darkest day of our history. It is the day on which Indian army illegally occupied Jammu Kashmir. Right from the day one, India has been treating Jammu Kashmir as its colony and people of this land as its slaves who have no human rights,” said the jailed chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday in a statement.

Malik said Indian forces are on daily basis killing Kashmiris, blasting, destroying and vandalizing residential houses, arresting young and old and no one in the international community is even uttering a word against this “genocide” of Kashmiris “which is criminal attitude”.

“After occupying our land with military might, visibly scared of Kashmiri resistance, Indian leadership under the command of its first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, went to United Nations and pledged to hold referendum and provide people of Jammu Kashmir a chance to determine their future. Not only at UN, Indian leaders repeated these pledges in Indian Parliament and even at Lal Chowk Srinagar in front of thousands of Kashmiris but today when we the people of Jammu Kashmir are asking for fulfillment of these pledges, Indian state is crushing us, killing our kith and kin, blasting and burning down our residential houses, destroying our crops and orchards, putting our young and old behind bars and by all these colonial type oppressions trying to suppress our voices for freedom,” Yasin Malik said.

JKLF chairman said the “complete boycott of Indian-sponsored elections in 2017 and recent municipal elections should serve as an eye opener for Indian policy makers and they should realize that neither iron fist policy of India nor its policy of incentives, bribes and gimmicks has been successful to finish or weaken Kashmiri resolve and determination for attaining freedom and right to self-determination”.

“They have failed in past and are bound to fail in future too,” Malik said.

He paid rich tributes to those killed recently and said that the “nation of Kashmir is indebted to these sacrifices”.