Srinagar, In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the Kashmir resistance movement needs a powerful diplomatic front for success.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a seminar in Srinagar hailed the contribution of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai and Professor Abdul Ahad Wani in the ongoing struggle. He said that the resistance movement could not achieve success without having a strong diplomatic front for lobbying of the cause. He asked the US to take lenient view in the case of the Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai. I don t want to question or confront the US judicial system but I would make an appeal to them to take lenient view in Fai s case as he was a peacemaker. It will be their biggest support to the moderate constituency, which wants peaceful resolution of Kashmir, without bloodbath and hatred, he said.
Yasin Malik termed Dr Fai as an ambassador of Kashmir who always stood for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Whenever Kashmiri leaders or intellectuals visited America, he extended hospitality to them and arranged their meetings with the US government officials. He took Kashmir issue into the US Senate, Congress and universities, he stated.
The JKLF Chairman while praising the contribution of Professor Abdul Ahad Wani who was killed on December 31, 1993, said that international figures were impressed by his intellectual capabilities. He said that Wani defended the liberation struggle in early 90s and mobilized global opinion in its favour by his capabilities.
APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan said, Dr Fai is representing the sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris. Entire Kashmir is at his back. America should know that representing the aspirations is not a crime under any law of the world, he said. Paying tributes to Professor Wani, Nayeem said that the best tribute to the Kashmiri martyrs was to take the ongoing movement to its logical end.
The patron of Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Maulana Abbas Ansari said, the Kashmiris shouldn t expect any favour from the US or other Western powers, as their policies are guided by their interests.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Mian Abdul Qayoom, Nazir Ahmad Ronga, Z G Muhammad, Zafar Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Nabi Khayal, Dr Shiekh Showkat Hussain, Professor Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal, Dr Javaid Iqbal, Abdul Majid Zargar, Dr Zaffar Mehdi, Professor Rehman Rahi, Riyaz Masroor and Dr Altaf Ahmad. The spokesman of Kashmiri American Council, Sareer Fazili addressed the seminar via telephone.
A resolution passed on the occasion hailed the efforts of Dr Fai for peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute. It also asked the US to administer justice in the case of Dr Fai.