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Kashmiri leader seeks ban on a book titled, "Born in La Martiniere"
A firebrand separatist leader of the state of Jammu and Kashmir has demanded a ban on a book which was released last month at a small function organised by the La Martiniere Old Boys Association in the college premises.

The book in question 'Born in La Martiniere' has been written by Lucknow-based scribe Ajit Chak and released by the college principal in the function organised by the old boys association here in Lucknow recently.

In his press note issued on July 21 the Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) Chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan has strongly criticised Indian media and selected writers who try to distort the history of the state and malign the people of Kashmir.

Reacting sharply to the propaganda unleashed by Indian authors through their books, the Jammu Kashmir National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan said recently several books released in India are aimed to malign the Kashmiri people. An Indian author and a journalist, Ajit Chak after September 2014 floods released his two books 'Kashmir Storm' and 'Born in La Martiniere'.

"These books are an attempt to malign the Kashmiri people as there was no such commando unit in existence then as mentioned in 'Born in La Martiniere' and it has been done to create a bad image of Kashmiri Muslims," Nayeem Khan said in a statement before leaving for New Delhi to participate in Eid Milan event at the Pakistan High Commission.

"We strongly condemn the act of the principal of Lucknow La Martiniere College for having a book release function and promoting such an attempt to rewrite the history of the 1971 war," Nayeem Ahmad Khan said adding "This is a most irresponsible act by an academician."

"Prostitution is not a way of life in Kashmir and is anti-Islamic. The author is trying to give the impression that there is rampant prostitution in Kashmir through his book 'Kashmir storm'," he said.

Nayeem Ahmad Khan said both the books should be banned in Jammu & Kashmir. The author is trying to make out a case against Article 370 by saying that under the garb of Article 370 state citizenship is being sold to Muslims of Uttar Pradesh," Nayeem Ahmad Khan said adding that if any such case comes to the notice of pro-freedom leaders they would themselves highlight it.

"There are laws in many Indian States like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh which prevent people from outside the state from buying land there, so why to raise the issue of Kashmir," Khan said.

He added, "These two books are an attempt to malign the Kashmiri people and portray them as terrorists, smugglers and villains."

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