Death Penalty To Kulgam Youth ‘Murder Of Justice’: Malik

Srinagar: While strongly condemning the verdict of a lower court of Kolkata against Muzafar Ahmad, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday termed the court verdict as ‘murder of justice’.

In a statement issued to KNS, Malik said, “In past, Indian judicial system executed father of Kashmiri nation Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru in similar fashion and now the same system showing its bias against Muslim Kashmiris has again initiated a process of assassination of yet another Kashmiri innocent.”

He said that Kashmiris being a state-less oppressed people can only raise their voices against this kind of judicial miscarriage and will resist all efforts of oppressors and it is the duty of the international community and civil society in India to stop this state sponsored bias against Kashmiris and save their lives from it.

Malik said that Indian judiciary was targeting Kashmiris with its biased methodology and inflicting injustice on them while as the government, administration and the judiciary is all hand in glow and perusing the policies of pushing Kashmiris to the wall.

He said that the tall claims of India being biggest democracy are getting exposed in Kashmir where all democratic norms are trampled and the even judiciary is tainted to victimize the innocents.

JKLF chief said the undemocratic means implemented in a bid to bring Kashmiris into submission and the biased attitude of judiciary in case of Kashmiris should serve as an eye-opener for the civilized people and nations of the world and international community should fulfil its obligations to save innocent people from tyrants and oppressors.

Meanwhile, the statement reads that awarding death sentence to another Kashmiri youth shows the state sponsored judicial bias of India against Kashmiris. “Muzafar Ahmad Rather of Kulgam was never given a fair trial and is a victim of Indian judicial vengeance,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the JKLF spokesman said that on joint resistance call, JKLF leaders stage a protest at Lal Chowk against the court verdict.

JKLF leaders, activists and people from various sections of society today held a peaceful protest sit-in at Madeena Chowk Lal Chowk.

Led by JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, JKLF leaders including Mir Siraj ud din, Muhammad Yasin Butt, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, and Muhammad Sideeq Shah, professor Javed along with hundreds of people including senior resistance figure Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi gathered at Madeena Chowk today and held a peaceful protest sit-in against the death sentence awarded to Muzafar Ahmad Rather.

Holding placards of Muzafar Ahmad Rather and raising slogans against judicial bias of India, participants of the protest sit-in sat on road for about one hour.

Sit-in was addressed by various JKLF leaders who strongly condemned the court verdict.

Meanwhile, the mother of JKLF activist Mushtaq Ahmad Lone of Watergam Rafiabad passed away yesterday.

JKLF zonal secretary Farooq Ahmad Dar along with seniors Abdul Rashid Mir and Muhammad Azeem Zargar visited the bereaved family and expressed condolences to them. (KNS)

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