A Sham Judgement: Malik

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairperson Muhammad Yasin Malik while paying tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru on Thursday said that gallows, life imprisonments, curfews, arrests, intimidations and threats “will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris and their urge for freedom”.

Terming hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru as glaring example of “Indian judicial bias” against Kashmiris, JKLF chairperson said, “Afzal was hanged by Indian judicial system to satisfy the collective consciousness of Indians which itself speaks volumes about the sham judgment.”

“Likewise great Kashmiri ideologue Muhammad Maqbool Butt also was hanged without being given a fair trial by Indian state,” Malik said in a party statement.

Malik said, “Indian state not only illegally hanged Maqbool and Afzal in Tihar jail but also denied them a proper burial by burying them inside the jail premises.”

“The height of shamelessness of this so-called biggest democracy is that it even disallowed these martyrs one last chance of meeting their loved ones,” he added.

He said that hangings, arrests, life imprisonments, harassments, police and army intimidations and other “oppressive” measures cannot “suppress” the voices of Kashmiris for long and “the day is not far when dawn of freedom will rise on the horizons of Jammu Kashmir”. “Kashmiris will continue their struggle till the desired goal is not achieved and India does not return the mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru,” asserted Malik.

Calling Guru as a brave son of the soil who became a victim of Indian “enmity towards Kashmiris” and was “illegally” sent to gallows, Malik said, “the sacrifices of Muhammad Afzal Guru, the oppressive measures, and persecution he and his family faced at the hands of India is part of our resistance history.”

“Indian rulers” who have done this injustice to Kashmiris will have to answer for their crimes according to the law of retribution,” he said.

“People of Jammu Kashmir will not forget the sacrifices of these martyrs neither will we ever forget the tyrant and oppressive measures of India. We will keep resisting the illegal occupation and oppression till the desired goal is achieved,” he added.

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