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Youth being subjected to worst persecution: Yasin Malik

Srinagar, March 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has warned of ‘more ferocious armed’ struggle than the one witnessed during early 90’s if people of Kashmir, especially youth, were continued denial of political space.

The JKLF Chairman, who was put under house arrest at his Maisuma residence in Srinagar soon after he landed at the Srinagar Airport from New Delhi in a media interview said that the Kashmiri youth were being subjected to the worst ever persecution in the territory.

Malik said that a simmering discontent was brewing in Kashmir against the “worst ever atrocities” being committed by the forces on the youth. “People, especially youth, are being subjected to worst ever torture. The space for the transition to peaceful struggle here seems to be choking,” he said.

“In 1987, New Delhi had claimed that they were unaware of Kashmir situation. But this time around, Government of India is fully aware of the happenings and the sentiment. If the treatment meted out to the youth continues, I am afraid, the generation next won’t listen to anybody and we may witness the most dangerous armed resistance.”

He said that the people of Kashmir should follow the programmes announced by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawarat (MMM).

ON Muhammad Afzal Guru’s execution, he said, “I believe Guru’s execution is a judicial murder and the murder of democracy. The judge who announced death penalty to Guru has stated that he (Guru) was not part of the conspiracy. My question to the Government of India is whose collective conscience have they satisfied? ,” JKLF chief said.

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