File PhotoJammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik Sunday said Kashmiris are a living nation not any group of dumb animals who can be cajoled by some myth or tricks.
“To say that Kashmir issue will be taken up through back door diplomacy is actually insulting this living nation that has a 5000 year old history and has rendered more than five lakh sacrifices for its freedom,” Malik said in a statement while reacting to statement of Pakistani foreign minister Sartaj Aziz in which he had said that Kashmir would be taken up during secret talks.
Malik said, “The freedom struggle of Kashmiris started before India and Pakistan got their freedom and it continues till today.”
“By saying that Kashmir issue will be dealt through back door diplomacy is actually like insulting this nation,” he added.
“Pakistani minister Sartaj Aziz has actually added insult to the injuries of Kashmiris who have lost their four generations for peaceful resolution to this dispute. By not mentioning Kashmir in joint declaration and now saying that this will be taken on during back door diplomacy is actually an indication that India and Pakistan want to put Kashmir on back burner,” he added.
“After BJP assumed power in Delhi, Indian rulers have clearly said that they will not talk on Kashmir. This is why they raise hue and cry even on small meetings between Kashmiri resistance leaders and Pakistani diplomats and leaders and so on. Now in Russia Indian Prime Minister met his Pakistani counterpart and a joint declaration was issued which mentioned everything but Kashmir which actually proved the fact that Indian point of view about Kashmir got an acceptance. Now when reality is clear why is Pakistani foreign minister issuing a statement that Kashmir will be discussed during back door diplomacy. Who he is trying to befool,” Malik asked.
“This non-seriousness and Inconclusive attitude of India and Pakistan is responsible for disaster of Kashmiri nation which has lost its three generations during past six decades. This attitude of time pass and putting serious issues to back burner will further ignite the situation and Indian and Pakistani leaders should know that without resolving Jammu Kashmir issue the dreams of peaceful and progressive south Asia will never come true.” Malik added.