JKLF says Indian government victimizing Yasin Malik on political bases

Islamabad: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said Indian government was victimizing Yasin Malik on the basis of political vendetta and deliberately endangering his life. He demanded immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders including Yasin Malik. The JKLF Chief Spokesman, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, along with senior leaders of party Saleem Haroon, Sajid Siddiqui and Khawaja Manzoor Ahmed Chishti addressing a press conference in Islamabad, expressed concern over the already deteriorated health of Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The JKLF Chief Spokesman, Rafiq Dar said that Yasin Mlik’s solitary confinement at Delhi’s Tihar jail is violation of basic human rights, even after observing the pathetic health condition of Yasin Malik due to hunger strike, the TADA court judge in Jammu on the behest of Indian government has accelerated the hearings of the cases against Yasin Malik and his colleagues from weekly to daily basis.

He said on March 10 Tihar Jail Superintendent informed the said judge that Yasin Malik is not in a position to be produced before the court because of his continued hunger strike since 4th March, but the judge ordered the superintendent of jail to produce him before the court on video link the next day. He said that Showkat Bakhshi was facing the same treatment at Ambedkar Nagar jail in India.

The JKLF leader said that hanging of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru and life imprisonment till death of near about three dozen Kashmiris and, pre and post 5th August aggression arrests and shifting of top resistance men and women leaders including thousands of youth to the Indian jails had established the fact that pro-freedom people especially the youth have been the victim of Indian judicial terrorism.


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