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Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (Yasin Malik)

The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (Yasin Malik) is a break away faction of the [1] However, it has questionable support even in Kashmir valley and has never contested any democratic elections. It has on several occasions been accused of stirring up anti India and anti Indian army agitations including several violent stone pelting incidents.


Although it is a breakaway faction, it enjoys more popularity in Kashmir than the original JKLF factions led by Darul Islam. In public he supports the return of Kashmiri Hindus back to the valley[3] but, 700,000 lakh ousted minority Hindus ousted don't believe his sincerity.[4]

He now lives in Maisuma, Srinagar and provides support to Kashmiri Independence.[5] However, in 2005 the JKLF led by Yasin Malik received a major setback when its senior leaders differed [1] from Yasin Malik's meeting [2] with the prime minister of India and parted ways and announced Farooq Siddiqi, (Farooq Papa)[3] as its new chairman. Since then the popularity of JKLF headed by Yasin Malik has declined.

In 2007 Yasin Malik and his party launched a peaceful campaign known as Safar-i-Azadi (Journey to Freedom).[6] This journey was to create an atmosphere for anti-Indian agitations among public which lasted for one year and during it, Yasin Malik and his colleagues visited about 3500 towns and villages of Kashmir.[7] Stone pelting and sporadic attacks by Muslim majority of Kashmir of security forces have increased hence forth.[8] In January 2010, Yasin asked Kashmiri Pandit migrants to return to their homes in the Kashmir valley[9] but situation as created by his politics is otherwise.[10]


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