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Life imprisonment sentence for Yasin Malik by Indian court denounced

Life imprisonment sentence for Yasin Malik by Indian court denounced
May 26, 2022 Web Desk

SRINAGAR (KMS) - In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly denounced the sentence of life imprisonment for Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik by the court in New Delhi.

According to Kashmir Media Service, an Indian court has sentenced illegally detained Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, to life imprisonment after an unfair trial in concocted cases registered against him over three decades ago.

Senior APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik since 1994 pursued peaceful and democratic means of conflict resolution. A strong votary of dialogue and negotiations between the concerned parties to the Kashmir dispute i.e. people of Kashmir, India and Pakistan, he has been relentlessly and selflessly seeking its resolution, he added.

He said the complete protest strikes being observed by people despite state coercion and pressure not to allow it, show’s people’s commitment to resistance leadership in jails and under house detention.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urged the Indian government to release all political prisoners and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute peacefully through deliberations among the parties to the dispute keeping in view the will of the people of Kashmir as Imprisonment and incarceration cannot change that reality.

APHC leaders Syed Bashir Andrabi and Khawaja Firdous in a joint statement in Srinagar termed the sentencing of Yasin Malik by a court of the notorious Indian NIA agency as a judicial murder.

They said that Yasin Malik’s punishment was a manifestation of the Modi regime’s oppressive aggressive thinking on which the Kashmiri people were protesting. They added that with the punishment of Yasin Malik, the freedom movement would not be suppressed but a new enthusiasm would be created in it.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League in their separate statements in Srinagar said sentencing of Yasin Malik to life imprisonment by an Indian NIA court is tantamount to murder of justice.

They appealed to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Amnesty International to play role in bringing justice to the oppressed Kashmiris by taking steps against the sentencing of Yasin Malik in baseless and fictitious cases.

APHC leaders, Zamrooda Habib, Yasmeen Raja and Dr Musaib in their separate statements in Srinagar denounced the Indian court verdict and described it murder of justice.

APHC leaders Khadim Hussain and Syed Sibt Shabbir Qumi in their joint statement in Srinagar, strongly denouncing the sentencing of Yasin Malik to life imprisonment, called it a one-sided and unjust decision. They said that the decision of the special court once again proved that Indian courts are not independent in their decisions.

They deplored that India had earlier put Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru on the gallows while veteran Hurriyat leaders, Syed Ali Gilani and Mohammad Ashraf Sahrai were kept in illegal detention and pushed them to death.

APHC-AJK leader, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in his statement in Islamabad, denouncing the unjust sentencing against JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, termed it as a murder of justice.

He said the shameful verdict serves as an eye-opener for the civilized world that has maintained criminal silence over the Indian government’s unabated judicial onslaught against the Kashmiri leaders.

Lauding the JKLF chief’s peerless sacrifices and contribution towards the ongoing freedom struggle, he said, “Malik is one of the pioneers, who has fearlessly advocated the cause of Kashmir”. India, he said, cannot silence Kashmiris’ by resorting to such mean tactics.

APHC-AJK chapter leader Altaf Hussain Wani in his statement termed the unjust court ruling as a blatant violation of the international law and basic norms of justice. He said that Malik’s unilateral trial and sentence was yet another attempt to satisfy the dead conscience of the Indian society and racist regime that derives pleasure by inflicting pain and penalizing Kashmiris.