Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pandit protests spoil Yasin show....

After the good thrashing and the detention that we got at the hands of Delhi Police on Saturday when we protested against "the Goon of Kashmir",JKLF and the sick Indian Government would have thought,"This should be enough for them"
Well I am wrong,JKLF thought one more thing would work.The trick they know the best.Yasin Malik through his cronies got us threatened.The guy who called relatives of one of RIK members said"Tell him to lay off.You will realise only when you receive his body bag.This time around we have brought enough people from Kashmir to put your guys in place"
As I quitely loitered around the venue of Yasin Malik's exhibition I could find out that this crony wasn't wrong.JKLF had indeed got a bus full of people from Kashmir(some ex-militants too).Indeed a Gandhian way of sorting people out!
Sweet are the fruits of non-violence and calm.As we stood quietly outside the venue carrying placards and distributing pamphlets,all his men rendered themselves useless.They had no one to kill or beat.After all Delhi isn't Kashmir where an innoucous man with a opinion can be killed.I am sure Malik understands this.Incidentally the newspapers this morning reported little or nothing about this exhibition....
Here are the news reports about the event.....
Protests in Delhi against Yasin Malik
Aastha Manocha, Indian Express - www.kashmirlive.com
19th March 2008
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New Delhi, March 19: Living with pain is not easy, but it can be done, however, even more tormenting is when the pain-giver is felicitated and the victims are forgotten.
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This was the under running sentiment at the silent protest staged by Kashmiri Pandits activists against the Safar-e-Azadi function in Delhi. They had earlier staged a protest against Yasin Malik’s presence at a media conclave where he had shared the dais with prominent personalities to give his vision for the future, for which they had even been detained by the police, yet here they were, again protesting against the man they say is responsible for their ‘ethnic cleansing’.
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Commenting on the function, one of them Sunilji Bhat said, “It is a shame for India that such secessionist demands are given space right in the heart of the country.
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The activists held banners and placards with slogans like highlighting their plight at the hands of separatists like Yasin Malik, who had carried out the march called ‘Safar-e-Azadi’. They recounted the cases against him like the killing of the director, DD, Lassa Kaul, the shooting of four unarmed IAF officers, the gang rape and gruesome murder of Sarla Bhatt and the most infamous of all, the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.
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The activists questioned how the CBI, which has levelled numerous charges against him, wouldn’t initiate any proceedings, even after so many years.
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Their main aim, they said, was to create awareness about the past of the likes of Malik, who had not renounced violence because of any remorse but because he had no option as him and JKLF had been ‘decimated by the Hizbul Mujahideeen’.
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To some extent this was successful too as they got the opportunity to talk to Justice Sacchar too, who while sympathising to their cause said that no solution would be possible without talking to the other side. To this the activists reminded him that Yasin Malik had till now not condemned a single act of terrorist violence and had never asked his ex-comrades to give up arms.
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Displaced Kashmiri Pandits stage demonstration against Yasin Malik
ANI
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New Delhi, Mar.19: Kashmiri Pandits displaced by militancy over the previous 19 years, today staged a demonstration here against Yasin Malik, the leader of the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), who they alleged was responsible for their misery.
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Yasin Malik is in the Indian capital to participate in a media conclave.The protesters claimed that the plight of Hindus in Kashmir has deteriorated because of people like Malik.
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"I am a displaced Kashmiri. These people have driven us out of our homeland where we have been living since times immemorial. This man, Yasin Malik, has committed many crimes. He has killed four Air Force personnel who were waiting for a bus. He killed Sarala and ....put her body on a saw machine. He has killed many others," said Rashnik Kher, a displaced Kashmiri Hindu.
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They demanded that Malik be arrested immediately.
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"Our demand is to arrest him immediately. Two cases are pending against him with the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). One related to theidnapping of Rubiya Sayeed and the killings of four air force people. For the last 18 years, the CBI did nothing against him," added Kher.
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Officials say over 250,000 Hindus in Muslim-dominated Kashmir migrated to more secure homes across India at the start of the separatists' rebellion in 1989.
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Malik faces anger of Kashmiri Pandits in Delhi
United News of India (UNI)
New Delhi Wednesday, Mar 19 2008
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Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik faced the ire of a group of Kashmiri Pandits as he unveiled a photo and video exhibition here today.
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The Kashmiri Pandits had gathered under the banner of 'Roots in Kashmir,' an organisation of displaced youths from the Valley, outside the venue of the exhibition at the Indian Social Institute near Lodhi Road here.
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Soon after the inauguration, the Kashmiri Pandits held peaceful demonstration against Malik.
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Carrying placards and banners denouncing Malik, the angry protestors chanted slogans such as ''down with dreaded terrorist'' and ''conscienceless killer''.
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Earlier, Malik unveiled the photo and video exhibition titled ''Voice of Peace, Voice of Freedom'' on the JKLF's 114-day non-violent march across the Kashmir valley.
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The JKLF chief had named his march as ''safar-e-azadi (journey to freedom)''.
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Before the inauguration, Malik said Kashmir was not a border dispute between India and Pakistan, but involved the sentiments and aspirations of the people of the troubled state.
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He said the bilateral peace process would be meaningless if the representatives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir were not involved in the dialogue.
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The JKLF chairman advocated resolution of the Kashmir issue through peaceful means. ''There is no substitute to peace. There cannot be a military solution to the Kashmir issue. It can be resolved only through peaceful means,'' he added.
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