Kashmiri Pandits welcome JKLF ban

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The organisation thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “his bold and honest step” .

Muhammad Yasin Malik (Photo: PTI)

NEW DELHI: A Kashmiri organisation on Sunday welcomed the Centre’s move to ban separatist organisation JKLF and holding its founder, Yasin Malik, responsible for the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits.

The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora, a joint initiative of Kashmiri Pandit organisations in India and abroad, has been persistently and vehemently demanding the formal acknowledgement that what the Kashmiri Pandits suffered was nothing but genocide, a statement said.

The organisation thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “his bold and honest step” in recognising that the militant movement in “Kashmir is not about liberation, not about economic suffering, not about justice but a theo-fascist movement which has brought great suffering to the land and its people,” the statement added.

“It is so heartening to see that our Prime Minister means business as far as dealing with Pakistan’s machinations in Kashmir is concerned,” the statement reads.

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