Separatist leader Yasin Malik, who gave a call for ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation launched a protest against the state government on Friday.
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front leader told reporters that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed wanted to pass the six years of his term by keeping the separatists under house arrest and by not allowing any political space. “The government is not giving us any space (for political activities). We wanted to reach the villages of the Valley… But we were detained. There is no political space here,” Malik told PTI.
Referring to the issue of Kashmiri pandits, Malik told ANI, “As far as issue of separate colonies for Kashmiri pandits is concerned, we have made it clear kashmiri pandits are our brothers.” He further added, “No matter what we will not approve of setting up of separate colonies for Kashmiri pandits.”
Malik was also quoted saying, “India, which is claiming it is the largest democracy in World and has a parliamentary process, is it really a democratic country or is it a banana republic?
A few days ago, Malik appealed to United Jehad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin, to probe the recent attacks in Sopore of Kashmir’s Baramulla district, where two people were killed by unidentified gunmen in the last three days.