Tu­fail Mat­too-like cases ex­posed hypocrisy of pup­pet rulers

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRINAGAR—In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, the Jammu and Kash­mir Lib­er­a­tion Front while pay­ing rich trib­utes to Tu­fail Mat­too on his 6th mar­tyr­dom an­niver­sary has said that such mar­tyr­doms have badly ex­posed pro-In­dia politi­cians and pup­pet rulers.

Tu­fail Matopo was mar­tyred when he was hit in a tear­gas shell fired by In­dian po­lice on peace­ful pro­test­ers near Gani Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in Srinagar on June 11, 2010.—KMS Rise to the clar­ion call, save the sub­con­ti­nent from a nu­clear holo­caust Z G MUHAM­MAD IT would be too early to say with surety, who makes it to the White House in the Novem­ber 2016, Pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. Nev­er­the­less, one thing is cer­tain that on the af­ter­noon of Jan­uary 20, 2017, Barack Hus­sein Obama will cease to oc­cupy all power Oval Of­fice. Like many of his pre­de­ces­sors, he will be rel­e­gated to the pages of his­tory as the 44th Pres­i­dent of the United States- his­to­ri­ans to an­a­lyse his suc­cess and fail­ures.

It was af­ter cen­turies of pain, suf­fer­ing and strug­gle against racism; he was the first African-Amer­i­can to hold the of­fice. It was be­lieved, that he will carry for­ward the legacy of the Martin Luther King Jr, and stand by the side of the peo­ple de­nied their fun­da­men­tal rights.

This pop­u­lar be­lief seemed com­ing true, when dur­ing his 2008, elec­tion cam­paign he talked about Kash­mir. In an in­ter­view, he ‘em­phat­i­cally stressed the need for the United States to try a fresh re­solve the Kash­mir Dis­putes as it was in the in­ter­est of the coun­try.’ He, in fact, re­it­er­ated th­ese as­ser­tions in his in-

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