Mainstream politicians playing deceitful politics: Yasin Malik

Malik said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are fighting a “war for their dignity, identity and liberation.”

Gk News Network
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 15 2017 12:17AM | Updated Date: Nov 15 2017 12:17AM
Mainstream politicians playing deceitful politics: Yasin MalikPhoto: Aman Farooq/GK

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said that mainstream politicians were responsible for “all miseries” that Kashmiris are facing over the past 70 years as they “promote the politics of deception.”

Addressing a gathering at the revered shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom (RA) here, he said: “Mainstream politicians and their parties are used for promoting politics of deception by their masters and after every six years, we see a change in their theatrical role: one assuming power and another taking the charge of opposition.”

He said that in the opposition, these politicians chant freedom and human rights slogans but soon after getting into power corridors, they become “active agents of oppression and in both their avatars fulfill their selfish goals, class or sectional interests.”

Asserting that a “new reign of oppression” has been unleashed across Kashmir, especially in its southern and northern areas, Malik said that politicians “wearing green robes and raising deceitful slogans betrayed common people in the name of ‘azadi’ and human rights but as soon they got power, they changed their colors and functioned as tools of oppression and agents of forcible control.”

“Today, we are seeing them inflicting every kind of tyranny and oppression on us,” he said, adding that these “oppressive tactics” have become “the order of the day.”

In a veiled reference to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Malik said: “The woman politician who deceived people of south Kashmir and used to shed crocodile tears on our martyrs’ funerals and cry for human rights is today leading this onslaught shamelessly.”

He said that crackdowns like that of ‘90s are being repeated during which men, women, children and youth are beaten, tortured, arrested and humiliated. “Thousands have been jailed and thousands stand injured and humiliated and all this is being done to suppress the sacred mission of thousands of our young martyrs and the countless sacrifices of their families,” he said.

Malik said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are fighting a “war for their dignity, identity and liberation.”

“Our struggle for freedom is based on truth and justice and we have been shown and taught this way of unflinching struggle by spiritual leaders like Makhdoom Sahib (RA),” he said.

Malik said that as true Muslims, “we all will have to stand by the side of truth, resist every kind of oppression and fight the illegal control till the achievement of the sacred goal.” 

He said that Kashmiri saints and spiritual leaders showed people the way of living a dignified life. “They taught us to strive for honor and dignity. Those at the helm, who once used to make hue and cry on human rights, have turned beasts after assuming power,” he said, without naming anyone.