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JKLF opposed to al Qaeda in Kashmir

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | August 28, 2006 13:57 IST
Last Updated: August 28, 2006 15:32 IST

The pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik said in Srinagar on Monday that his group would oppose any Al-Qaeda presence in the state.

Malik told a press conference, "If the Al-Qaeda starts its operations in Kashmir the whole world would turn against the ongoing freedom struggle in Kashmir."

He also appealed to the people of Kashmir to "...not support the Al-Qaeda" even as he denied any knowledge of the outfit's presence in the state.

The JKLF chief announced the launch of a non-violent resistance programme by his group that would start in Srinagar on September 7.

"We will offer arrests on September 7 and from September 9 peaceful protests would be held in all major towns in Kashmir against the recent human rights violations in Kashmir.

He wanted the prime minister's zero tolerance on human rights to be "honoured and observed in letter and spirit."

"The prime minister had given the assurances during his visit and he should ensure that his commitment on the soil of Kashmir is carried out by the deployed troops on the ground."

He also said, "The patience, compassion, perseverance and unflinching belief in the destined victory of justice that the Holy Prophet of Islam and his companions showed in the face of inhuman persecution and humiliation are unparalleled in the history.

That type of non-violent movement, which shows love for all and hatred for none, is the soul of Islam and is an example I believe to be relevant to the Muslims today."

He also appealed to the educated youth of the state to accept it as their duty to speak against injustice wherever and when it occurred.

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