Malik Flays Gadhafi's 'brutal Killing', Hails His Kashmir Stand

Malik Flays Gadhafi's 'brutal Killing', Hails His Kashmir Stand

21 October 2011
Kashmir Despatch


Srinagar: Strongly denouncing the “brutal custodial killing” of Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Friday warned that “glamorizing such barbaric acts” would prove counter-productive for global peace. Hailing Gadhafi as a “friend” of Kashmiris, Malik said the late Libyan leader had supported the Kashmir cause at international forums. “Even if he was a dictator and one could differ with him on many issues, Gaddhafi was a brave man, and a symbol of resistance for a long time . He was the only leader of a country who supported the independence of Kashmir on a forum like United Nations, and he also protested the hanging of Shaheed Maqbool Butt. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been deprived of a friend,” he said. “There is no doubt that even the worst kind of democracy is better than good dictatorship, but the barbarity with which Moammar Gadhafi was killed in custody is against international laws. Killing anyone in custody is terrorism and, if such barbaric acts are accepted and glamorized, world peace and stability will remain a far-fetched dream,” he said. “It is these kinds of actions alone which are responsible for hatred and instability in today’s world. And conscientious people should stand up and take practical steps against this lawlessness and jungle raj,” he said. “World powers also need to shun double standards. If any enemy of theirs would have killed someone in the barbaric manner in which Gadhafi was killed and his body desecrated yesterday, the global powers and media would have described it as terrorism,” he said. “But for the sake of their interests, they chose to remain silent over it and it is precisely because of such double standards that peace and stability have been eclipsed by terrorism, fundamentalism and violence,” he said. Malik accused global powers of supporting dictatorship where it suits their interests and thus weakening justice and freedom loving people through double standards. “The world will have to apply equal standards of justice, democracy and law everywhere.”


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