Srinagar, May 14, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has warned India over the recent spate of arrests saying that New Delhi is playing with fire by pushing the youth against the wall.
Muhammad Yasin Malik while speaking to the parents of a teenager, Wasim Bashir Sofi of Pulwama, who was arrested under black law, Public Safety Act last week, said, “By oppressing and terrorizing Kashmiri youth, India and its stooges are actually playing with fire and its consequences will be fatal.”
Wasim was arrested by Indian police and slapped with PSA, which allows detention without trial up to two years, and was sent to Kuthua jail in Jammu. According to his school certificate, Waseem is 16-year-old.
The JKLF chief said, “Wasim and hundreds like him are being constantly terrorized, oppressed, harassed, tortured and jailed and India and its Kashmir puppets are pursuing a policy of pushing the new generation of Kashmir to the wall and thus pushing them to the path of violence.”
He pointed out that Indian rulers pursued the same policy of terrorizing peaceful youth in 1980s and hundreds of youth including him were tortured in interrogation centers like Red 16, Jammu jail and Hira Nagar. He maintained that this unilateral violence of Indian state pushed the youth to a new revolution and in 1988 Kashmir witnessed the start of armed struggle.
“The policy of terrorizing peaceful youth is being followed again. This policy of oppression may prove very fatal and it can push these peaceful youth to another revolution and path of violence,” he said. The JKLF Chief stated that this situation would not be good for anyone, adding that India’s such brutal tactics to suppress the Kashmiris’ liberation struggle had failed in the past and would meet the same fate in the future as well.
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