Resistance Camp: ‘Judiciary Acting As A Tool of Injustice’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani said that it is very “unfortunate” that whenever a Kashmiri youth is arrested outside J&K, “he is convicted & implicated in fake cases” and even legal consultation or assistance is not provided to him.

Reacting to the Kolkatta court’s decision and pronouncement of death sentence to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather of Kulgam and two other Pakistani nationals, Geelani said, “in their cases, no evidence was produced, nor was the trio allowed to plead their case and police after preparing a fabricated case influenced the court verdict.”

Expressing concern over the pronouncement of death sentence to Muzaffar, the Hurriyat patriarch, according to a statement of the Hurriyat Conference amalgam said , “Judiciary is thought of as the last resort for justice but instead it is acting as a tool of injustice.”

“Indian judiciary has never delivered justice when it comes to people of the state and their decisions and rulings are always influenced by biased approach and politics.”

The octogenarian leader said, “announcing death sentence to the three is a mockery of justice and people of Jammu and Kashmir have never reposed faith in Indian judiciary as they have witnessed how these institutions were influenced  as was done in Afzal Guru case.”

Geelani said instead of providing justice on substantial grounds to Afzal Guru, the “collective conscience of people was satisfied”.

The Hurriyat conference (G) chairperson expressed sympathy with the family of Muzaffar and said in this hour of grief “we and whole nation stands with them”.

Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday termed the verdict as against the internationally accepted norms of justice and fair play.

Stressing that the youth had been “targeted” just for being a Kashmiri, he said, “Indian judiciary had earlier too displayed miscarriage of justice in cases of Kashmiris and this was yet another addition to this long list.”

A statement issued by the Hurriyat Conference amalgam said that its senior leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza visited Jogipora, Kulgam and expressed solidarity with the youth’s parents and family.

The Mirwaiz also called the youth’s parents over phone and while expressing solidarity with them said that they should not feel alone in this hour of difficulty.

Incarcerated JKLF chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, while condemning the verdict by the West Bengal court said, “father of Kashmiri nation, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru were also hanged through same kind of state sponsored terrorism and this also is another form of oppressive tacit of denying the democratic rights of Kashmiris.”

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