Kashmiris want independence as India tries forming new gov't

A Kashmiri leader Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that farcical elections in Kashmir cannot affect the nature of Kashmir dispute.

Kashmiris want independence as India tries forming new gov't

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that farcical elections in Kashmir cannot affect the nature of Kashmir dispute.

Muhammad Yasin Malik said this in his maiden interview in Srinagar after his release from over two-month-long illegal detention under the black law, Public Safety Act.

Omar Abdullah met Congress party head Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday, after his National Conference party became the in state polls that ended last week within big anti-election protests across Kashmir.ü

Malik maintained that India would not be able to suppress Kashmiris' sentiment for freedom by holding sham polls and while using brute force against the innocent people of the occupied territory.

Omar Abdullah's National Conerence party support links with India and cooperate with it against most of the Kashmiri civilians who had staged pro-indepence demonstration.

The England-born Abdullah was sent to Kashmir in 2002 to revive his ailing party, which had lost popularity under his father Farooq, the outgoing chief minister at the time.

The 38-year-old Abdullah's appointment is seen as a new puppet of the Indian rule.

His father backed Pakistan against nuclear-armed Indian.

Indian troops killed more than 50 Kashmiris and wounded more than 1000 during pro-independence protests after the government decision to transfer Kashmiri land to Hinsu pilgrim shrine.

Indian rule imposed undeclared curfew. Last Friday, prayers were held first time inside Jamia Masjid nearly after two months due to curfew like restrictions by the Indian authorities in Srinagar to thwart anti-poll protests, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Kashmir's chief cleric and chairman of the moderate faction of Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference said.

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