UJC, LeT Support Geelani’s Strike Call Today

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SRINAGAR (ONS) – Coming out in support of Syed Ali Shah Geealni’s call for a shutdown on Monday over the life sentence to detained separatist Dr. Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, the United Jehad Council today said that the High Court had created “new history in judicial terrorism.”

“The sentence has exposed the Indian judicial system,” the UJC chief, Syed Salahuddin, said, adding that it has been passed at the behest of intelligence agencies and the “puppet chief minister” of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The decision actually is yet another futile bid to cow down the pro-freedom people of Kashmir,” he said.

“It proves that India is reinforcing its state terrorism with judicial terrorism,” he said.

“History is repeating itself once again. The father of the present chief minister had signed the death warrant of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, and he himself has arranged for Dr. Faktoo to spend the rest of his life in jail,” he said.

“But history is witness that such tactics only burn the torch of freedom brighter, and the time will certainly come when the perpetrators will stand shamed and guilty in history’s court,” he said.

The Lashkar-e-Tayyaba too has thrown its weight behind Geelani’s strike call, saying that the High Court’s sentence on Faktoo was more political than judicial.

“It is shameful, and a gross violation of human rights,” the LeT operations chief, Mahmood Shah, was quoted as having said.

“Political parties appear to have swallowed their tongue. Why are they so silent over the issue?” he asked.

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