Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally accepted dispute, acknowledged even by the Parliament of India; the pledges made to Kashmiri people by Indian leaders including India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru are testimony that it is a dispute needing a resolution.

Malik was reacting to the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict which says Kashmiris were citizens of India and that Jammu and Kashmir had no vestige of sovereignty outside the constitution of India, he termed the verdict having no consequence.

The JKLF Chief said no parliament nor court can change the status of a disputed territory by passing a law or verdict, and when people of a land resolve to strive for freedom, court verdicts and laws do not succeed to break their will.

Yasin Malik said that “Great Britain kept India under its occupation for more than two hundred years and British laws and courts used to call India as integral part of British Empire but Indian independence in 1947 terminated all those laws and verdicts.” Strongly condemning the ongoing oppression in Kashmir he termed the situation in south Kashmir as an act of vengeance, where the regime was taking revenge from the Kashmiri people especially in south Kashmir allowing the forces and police to terrorize people in what so ever manner they wanted.