Separation from India is Kashmir's only solution, says Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief

Published: September 27, 2014
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Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik. PHOTO: AFP

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik. PHOTO: AFP

Criticising India, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik in a statement on Saturday, said that the only solution for Kashmir was it’s separation from India, Express News reported.

He further lambasted India, stating that India was not concentrating on the destruction caused by the floods in Kashmir.

Floods in Azad Jammu Kashmir have resulted in the death of at least 64 people.

The floods have wreaked havoc worth at least one trillion rupees in Kashmir. Government officials have said that 2,600 villages have been affected – 1,700 in Kashmir and the remainder in Jammu. Over 390 villages have been fully submerged and at least five million people have been affected by floods across Jammu and Kashmir.

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  • Babu
    Sep 27, 2014 - 11:50AM

    New Delhi should honour the wishes of Kashmiri people.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Sep 27, 2014 - 11:50AM

    “Criticising India,Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik in a statement on Saturday, said that the only solution for Kashmir was it’s separation from India,Express News reported.”
    Very true said Yasin Malik but India would never accept this harsh reality because in India’s false ideology Kashmir is its integral part and for the protection of Kashmir India has deployed its approximately 600,000 troops in Kashmir instead of resolving this burning and core issue between Pakistan and India….

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  • Strategic Asset
    Sep 27, 2014 - 11:55AM

    Who is he? How many support him in J&K? Just raising Cain with a separatist agenda may go down well in Pakistan, but the fact is that the UN resolutions as well as everything else thereafter treats Kashmir as a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan with zero scope for independence.

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  • Amit
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:02PM

    So Mr. Yasin Malik are you bothered about suffering of people of Kashmir. You and your goons try to stop people helping people of Kashmir in this dire phase of floods. What have you or your party members done personally to help the flood victims. Also, if you are so concerned about people of Kashmir, then in this dire time of tragedy why are you raking up issue of separation. You could have done well to help people overcome the loss first and then work on your political agenda. Also, Kashmiri pandits are part of Kashmiri people. Where were you and your party when they were forced to flee in thousands. Why don’t you talk about their rights.

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  • Rishabh Jain
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:11PM

    Says the guy who stole a relief boat during the flood relief mission. Sure, he is an authority representing Kashmiris.

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  • Roshan
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:13PM

    Yasin Malik: You have a right to express your opinion. Indian constitution guarantees that to every citizen.

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  • Senman
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:22PM

    Funny, he hates India but want India to help! Wonder what he does with the money he gets for being a stooge of Pakistan? Anyway India’s help in Kashmir is well documented. I think some country/organisation is trying to revive terrorism in Kashmir being jealous of India’s achievements.

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  • Naman Randhawa
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:27PM

    who has the power to separate Kashmir from India, India challenges Pakistan to make its fifth attempt and see the result.Recommend

  • KrK
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:27PM

    Another Pak agent.. No one in India cares..

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  • Lion King
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:28PM

    Salvation of Kashmir would come from end of Indian occupation over Kashmir

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  • Jor El
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:30PM

    Wudn’t be much of a “Liberation Front” chief if he doesn’s say this, wud he …

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  • 2019 ake bad
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:44PM

    hehe, that’s not gonna happen. This guy himself got rescued by army, and he wants to run Kashmir. Trust me next 5 years or atleast until Modi is PM, he will make sure your heads will forever be buried in sand.

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  • baby doll main sone di
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:44PM

    there is a video of him stopping a relief boat operation.

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  • whats in the name
    Sep 27, 2014 - 12:45PM

    He is not asking for his fathers property to be partitioned. Or is he?Recommend

  • norton1234@live.com
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:24PM

    can someone ask this chap to keep his mouth shut. he was hiding in rathole all this time while entire valley was inundated.

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  • ModiFied
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:25PM

    Mr Malik should move over to Pakistan where his wife’s family also resides. He is no spokesperson of entire J&K.

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  • sangram
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:26PM

    Do you also have passport from fool's paradise? Stop day dreaming you.

    By promoting violence in kashmir for last 25 year, you Never allowed local govt. Infrastructure that might have helped people in need to flourish on either side of l.o.c. and now you are shading crocodile tear.

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  • Aakashvaani
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:33PM

    The Indians have been way to soft over the years while they have abused out liberal value system left right and centre. We have been saying this all along that extermination of terrorists is the only solution to Kashmir problem.Recommend

  • Zulaikha24
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:38PM

    Lion of Kashmir – I’ll marry him if he frees Kashmir.

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  • Jatin
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:39PM

    The only solution is Yasin Malik should get separated from India and be deported to Pakistan….

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  • Jatin
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:41PM

    The only solution is that Yasin Malik should get separated from India and go to Pakistan… Kashmiris has totally rejected him… Yasin Malik knows this… this is the reason for not contesting election..

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  • Bad Press
    Sep 27, 2014 - 1:42PM

    Dont you Indians have your own newspapers to read

    I know Pakistan has a much more independent and free press than india’s but come on guys!!

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  • Aisha
    Sep 27, 2014 - 2:27PM

    Surprised to See many Indians on Pakistani newspaper i was even in confusion that I am reading an indian Paper :P Indians Indians Mind your Own business,.

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  • LS
    Sep 27, 2014 - 4:01PM

    @Bad Press: Actually we read newspaper of all over the world including, India, China, USA, UK, France, Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan

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  • Aishah
    Sep 27, 2014 - 4:03PM

    Really I live in Pakistan and I really don’t know What we have copied from India? Can You help me to figure out this ? Dear Indian Brother. Kashmir is disputed territory regardless of Baby Bhutto or Rahul Ghandi ‘s royal status and statement according to UN, don’t forget this Big Democracy in the World.

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  • Hozur
    Sep 27, 2014 - 4:44PM

    @Babu:
    India should consult china on how to solve these issues as it has done in Tibet and Xingjian.

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  • Mega
    Sep 27, 2014 - 4:46PM

    @Bad Press:
    @Aisha:
    Any article related to our country is our business. Don’t comment on your domestic issues but “india” articles. It’s not just your country specific but world newspaper specific. And look who’s talking about freedom of press/Internet. A country that bans YouTube and social media, target kills journos who doesn’t represent popular opinions and moderates posts. Go to indian papers you will find none of these. And btw Pakistanis do comment there too.Recommend

  • Aisha
    Sep 27, 2014 - 6:13PM

    Youtube is ban on not respecting our religion and not removing objectionable videos. Dear If some one Make fun of your Bhagwan and Ram will you bear this and allow to be functional ?

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  • hellboy
    Sep 27, 2014 - 7:21PM

    @Aisha: its frre world.every body are welcome to read any news paper.thats why we call it online edition on world wide wabe.

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  • Naeem Khan
    Sep 27, 2014 - 7:47PM

    @Ishan:
    Could you please enlighten us what kind of Super Power India is going to be, have you seen the teeming poverty around you, having nuclear weapons does no make India, Pakistan or North Korea a super power. It seems 2/3 of India’s population lives below poverty level, rampant corruption, dilapidated dwellings with no indoor running water or toilets even for female residents, congested, polluted and dilapidated roads and other infrastructure. Above all uncontrollable population growth is not the hall mark of a country going to be a super power. Look at some of the countries in South Asia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore or in Europe Denmark, Austria and Norway are smaller well to do countries but they are not striving to become some pseudo super power. Don’t compare your self to Pakistan, Iran, Bangla Desh or Afghanistan, these are the countries which should do better economically than they are doing. If you think you are catching up with US, you better visit here and see for yourself that there is no comparison. Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory and India can’t keep the humanity there shackled up for ever, India should allow the international press in Kashmir so they can tell us how the majority of the people feel for being subjugated by India’s security forces which has killed more then 100,000 people and Raped their women folks in the last 12 years. Why India is so afraid to allow the world press in Kashmir? These are not the signs to become so called super power. Take care of your poverty and alleviate the suffering of the masses and that goes for Pakistan and surrounding countries.

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  • Naeem Khan
    Sep 27, 2014 - 7:55PM

    @Bad Press: Did ever occur to you that there are Indians who are on the payroll of Indian government who monitor Pakistani press and if any thing does not agree with their thinking then they stoop real low and write nasty comments about Pakistan and Pakistanis, not that Pakistanis are above criticism but spewing venom at Pakistanis is their trade mark for decades.

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  • Raghvendra
    Sep 28, 2014 - 12:50AM

    kick this pakistani agent to pakistan… he was hiding his face at the time of flood our muslim brothers & sisters & all j & k people were suffering. only indian army helped people.

    this man was also saved by indian army nd now he is shouting against india SHAME MAN SHAME.

    you are real enemy of our brother of j & k and humanity. and you are doing this only for the money which you get frm pakistan.. shame shame. really you are enemy of kashmiri.

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  • Syed Jalal Kashmiri
    Sep 28, 2014 - 1:50AM

    Reality is shocking. Yasin Malik is a Kashmiri and a patriot of the Kashmiri nation. He has more claim to living in Kashmir or having a say in Kashmiris’ affairs than any Indian. Reality is that we Kashmiris don’t consider ourselves Indian. Indians consider us Pakistanis. Pakistanis actually love us. So, make it official and let is live in peace as Pakistanis, with our property, honor, and safety intact. Kashmir is a Muslim majority land, and it is part of Pakistan. India has no claim to it.

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  • someone
    Sep 28, 2014 - 3:03AM

    Lets see who has the balls for that.

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  • LS
    Sep 28, 2014 - 6:23AM

    @Aisha: it’s a news paper on the web baby and by definition read and accessed all over the world thus it’s NOT restricted to a country. Ignorance isn’t a panacea.

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  • LS
    Sep 28, 2014 - 6:26AM

    @Aisha: There are tones of videos/books mocking Hindu gods… All we can do is protest, go to courts and fight and win to have that content removed. Banning is a easy solution…

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  • someone
    Sep 28, 2014 - 6:32AM

    Mr. Malik, no one is stopping you to get separated from India. I am ready to finance your one way ticket to anywhere in the world or even the boat.

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  • Jor El
    Sep 28, 2014 - 9:59AM

    @Aisha: People who have criticised god n religion have been voted to power n served as CMs at different points of time.
    Google M. Karunanidhi if u have time …

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  • Sep 28, 2014 - 10:15AM

    How is the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik so important to become news in Pakistan. He is a person who could not win a single election and people have shown him the door?? Wonder why no space is provided to the statements of the elected representatives.

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  • Thotatum25
    Sep 28, 2014 - 10:46AM

    @Naeem Khan:
    You needed a full stop somewhere, I think!

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  • Hardeep Rana ( India)
    Sep 28, 2014 - 11:10AM

    Yasin Malik and others like him who think are leaders of separatist movement fled to Delhi during floods and kept hiding when Indian media was looking for them. local Kashmiris wanted help and so called separatists like Yasin, and other hurriyat members were absconding. Indian army saved lakhs of lives. India is now rebuilding houses, roads, hospitals, infrastructure, providing free food, shelter, medicines, monetary relief from tax payers money. Hurriyat shame on you!!!! Instigating locals people in the name of independence is your livelihood, this is the way you get money to live high class life, eat in 5 stars, travel in expensive SUVs, charter planes, have lavish lifestyles at the cost of poor kasmiris.

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  • Jatin
    Sep 28, 2014 - 12:06PM

    I will also contribute in One way ticket to Yasin Malik for deporting him out of India.. Even I will manage funds from my small salary to finance his living expenses of outside India…so that he never turn his face towards India

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  • MSS
    Sep 28, 2014 - 12:19PM

    Indians are poor tacticians. Where was the need to rescue him?

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  • Pan Mat
    Sep 28, 2014 - 7:52PM

    @Naeem Khan:

    India got Italy to send back Marines for trial in Indian courts, this shows the soft diplomacy power India enjoys in world politics. Other countries such as US, France, UK and even China have made concessions in international frameworks (like NSG) to accommodate rising stature of India.

    The funniest part of your comment is that you are irritated by claims about “rise of India”, which has nothing to do with Kashmir the topic of this article. Just to draw a fair comparison, you will not find many Indians commenting on IK or TQ even though most of their claims & logic fall little short of nursery jingles to a outside world that has much better grasp and experience of a working democracy including your favorite…..Shining India!!

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  • Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan
    Sep 29, 2014 - 5:39AM

    I am proud of great Muslim freedom fighters like Yasin Malik. I pray for the unity of Kashmir with Pakistan. I would be glad for men like this and Syed Ali Shah Geelani to be PMs of Pakistan. Love from Peshawar.

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  • Lahori
    Sep 29, 2014 - 11:39AM

    @Syed Jalal Kashmiri:
    My Brother i want ot give one hundred thousand likes to your comment for showing the truth to World.

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  • Abhisek
    Sep 29, 2014 - 1:03PM

    Like kashmir, Bangladesh is also pakistan’s land.. go and have it..enjoy…

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  • Abdul Malik
    Sep 29, 2014 - 2:08PM

    @Aisha:
    Does internet belong to you ?

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  • Abdul Malik
    Sep 29, 2014 - 2:18PM

    @Naeem Khan:
    I can smell something burning .LOL

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  • Tony Singh
    Oct 2, 2014 - 12:49PM

    @Naeem Khan:
    Indians may be poor, but unlike Pakistanis, they have not thrown in the towel. (Pakistan govt admits lack of funds for flood victims).

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  • gopa
    Oct 6, 2014 - 12:23AM

    @Bad Press: Indians do not live in caves like some of your people. They read everything from everywhere.

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  • sanjeev
    Oct 8, 2014 - 11:51AM

    @Bad Press:

    yes… it is so good that news editor are shot down for speaking truth.

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  • Oct 11, 2014 - 8:04PM

    When Pakistan is administration less with no rights to its minorities and conflicts among its people and can’t afford food to Azad Kashmiri flood victims, then why Pakistan want Indian Kashmir. Pakistan has to be merged with India for its survival and to become one of civilised state of India…

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  • Khan
    Oct 12, 2014 - 6:53AM

    @Naeem Khan: Very concise, coherent, and cogent reply.

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