Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik on Tuesday thanked the Pakistani nation for standing in solidarity with the people of Kashmir on February 5.
In a video message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief also slammed the international community’s criminal silence over the continued oppression of Kashmiris under Indian occupation forces.
“On this day, I would like to ask the international community, was it you who said that there could only be a military solution in Afghanistan?” he asked.
“Today the same international community is talking to the Taliban for peace in Afghanistan because it has understood that no nation can be defeated using military might and that the solution to all problems lies in talks.”
The JKLF chairman observed that the international community “has adopted a stance of criminal silence on Kashmir”, even as infants, elders, and youths lose their lives and property to the cause each day.
“The citizens of Kashmir are people too,” Malik asserted, adding that is why the international community ─ which seeks global peace and is making efforts for peace in Afghanistan ─ should make similar efforts for resolving the Kashmir issue “so that there is true peace in South Asia”.