Srinagar, May 25: “Unity is the key to our success and only weapon with which we can triumph over falsehood,” said JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing people at Masjid Imam-u-Zaman, the bund Srinagar on Friday.
He said slogans of development and economic growth have always been used by India to deny our freedom and right to self-determination.
Malik also said that distance from religion has corrupted our society and put our social fabric in jeopardy.
According to a statement issued , Malik while stressing upon the need of strengthening unity among the ranks and files of Muslim Ummah said, “We all believe in one Allah and his last Messenger (SAW), recite one Kalima, pray towards one Kaabah and follow one Quran and hence should stand united in all aspects of life. The enemy wants to divide us in the name of sects and creed and it is the duty of Ulema and Imams to forge and strengthen unity among our ranks.”
Referring to recent statement of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during his Kashmir visit in which he talked about development and peace, JKLF chairman said, “Every occupational power talks about peace, progress and development of the occupied land and lures oppressed people with the slogans of development, government jobs, quality life and other materialistic things like these.”
He said New Delhi since past seventy years has been doing the same and trying to pacify or deny our right to freedom and self-determination by various means of “corruption” but all this has yielded India nothing but shame.
“In fact this delay in resolving the basic issue of Jammu Kashmir by talks of development and progress has turned Kashmiris more brave more resilient and more passionate for their freedom and right to self-determination,” he said adding that without the resolution of Jammu Kashmir dispute, talks of peace, stability, progress and development are and will remain a distant dream.
Malik said that Kashmir issue is a reality and no camouflaging or luring can deny or ridicule this reality. “Therefore it is necessary to accept this reality and resolve the dispute on Jammu Kashmir in accordance to the wishes, aspirations, sacrifices and demands of the people of Kashmir as this can only ensure peace, stability and progress of South Asia and the world,” he said.