Malik faces anger of Kashmiri Pandits in Delhi

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New Delhi, Mar 19 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik faced the ire of a group of Kashmiri Pandits as he unveiled a photo and video exhibition here today.

The Kashmiri Pandits had gathered under the banner of 'Roots in Kashmir,' an organisation of displaced youths from the Valley, outside the venue of the exhibition at the Indian Social Institute near Lodhi Road here.

Soon after the inauguration, the Kashmiri Pandits held peaceful demonstration against Malik.

Carrying placards and banners denouncing Malik, the angry protestors chanted slogans such as ''down with dreaded terrorist'' and ''conscienceless killer''.

Earlier, Malik unveiled the photo and video exhibition titled ''Voice of Peace, Voice of Freedom'' on the JKLF's 114-day non-violent march across the Kashmir valley.

The JKLF chief had named his march as ''safar-e-azadi (journey to freedom)''.

Before the inauguration, Malik said Kashmir was not a border dispute between India and Pakistan, but involved the sentiments and aspirations of the people of the troubled state.

He said the bilateral peace process would be meaningless if the representatives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir were not involved in the dialogue.

The JKLF chairman advocated resolution of the Kashmir issue through peaceful means. ''There is no substitute to peace. There cannot be a military solution to the Kashmir issue. It can be resolved only through peaceful means,'' he added.

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