Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday said that he is ready to spend life in India’s Tihar Jail and he will never succumb to India’s pressure.
Addressing a press conference here in Kashmir capital Srinagar, Muhammad Yasin Malik said that New Delhi was using Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as a tool to force the pro-freedom leadership into submission.
He clarified that he hasn’t received any notice from the ED into the alleged forex violation.
Malik said he would rather prefer to spend his entire life in Tihar jail in New Delhi than to surrender before New Delhi’s “fresh ploys aimed at making Kashmir’s pro-freedom leadership bow.” “Freedom lovers don’t surrender and they don’t succumb to pressure,” Malik said.
While talking about the case related to Foreign Exchange Management Act, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman said:“The case dates back to March 2001 and its trial is already going on in POTA court in Jammu. On Friday, I came to know through media that ED has issued a notice to me regarding the same case,” said Malik.
He said that when the trial of the case was already going on in a Jammu court, he wondered as to “what was the fun of issuing notice to him.”
“Basically, the very motive of the sending notices to resistance leadership is to make them surrender. I want to convey to New Delhi that I am ready to spend my entire life in Tihar jail rather than surrender,” the JKLF chief said. “Kashmir movement is a love for us and lovers don’t surrender. We would rather prefer to die in Tihar jail than to surrender.”
He said BJP-led regime in New Delhi can’t understand the love of Kashmir’s resistance leadership towards the ongoing movement.
“They (BJP) were nowhere in sight when Quit-India movement was launched against the Britishers. So those at the helm in New Delhi at this stage can’t understand let alone acknowledge our commitment towards Kashmir’s freedom movement,” Malik said.