SRINAGAR (AFP) - Prominent Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik on Saturday condemned the killing of Moamer Gaddafi, saying the fallen Libyan dictator had been a 'friend and supporter of Kashmiris. In his death, the people of Kashmir have lost their friend, Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), said in a statement. A marathon United Nations diatribe by Gaddafi in September 2009 annoyed India but won him an enthusiastic fan base in Indian Held Kashmir. Gaddafi berated Western powers for an hour and 35 minutes from the General Assembly podium in a speech covering issues as diverse as John F Kennedys assassination, swine flu and his support for Kashmir independence. Kashmir should be an independent state, not Indian, not Pakistani. We should end this conflict, Gaddafi told the UN assembly. His remarks were splashed across the front pages of Kashmirs leading dailies, as IHK leaders applauded. Although he was a dictator, he was a brave human being. He raised his voice in the UN and other international forums for the freedom and independence of Kashmir, Malik said. Malik condemned the inhuman custodial killing on Thursday of the Libyan dictator. Whether it is Gaddafi or anyone else, custodial killing of a human being is an act of terrorism and if world community approves or glamorises such acts, real peace in the world would be a far-fetched dream, he said. Such acts would only promote hatred, enmity and instability in the world.