Mushaal determined to fight Yasin Malik case at Int’l forum

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Yasin Malik

Islamabad: Mushaal Malik, the wife of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik, has stated her commitment to fighting her husband’s case at every international forum.

She told a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday that every new injustice and tyranny perpetrated by the Indian government instils new vigour in the Kashmiri people’s battle for independence, who do not fear death or oppression at any level.

“Flows in the blood of Kashmiri people, and this spirit can never die despite all brutalities of India,” she said.

Mushaal Malik has called on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry and Observer Mission for Kashmir, citing the incarceration of Hurriyat leaders on false charges and unfair trials.

Read: Indian court convicts Yasin Malik of ‘terrorism’

Indian court sentences Yasin Malik to life imprisonment

An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced the illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, to life imprisonment in concocted cases to punish him for his leading role in the ongoing movement for Jammu and Kashmir’s freedom from Indian illegal occupation.

According to the report, India’s NIA had sought the death penalty before the court for Malik. The report, quoting Indian news agency PTI, said that the Kashmiri leader had submitted that he would not “beg for mercy”, and that court could decide at its discretion.

Read: Indian court sentences Yasin Malik to life imprisonment

He maintained that if Indian intelligence could prove that he had been involved in any terrorist activity or violence in 28 years, then he would retire from politics, and would also accept the hanging.

The judge, however, said that since he had already been convicted, there was no point in arguing the facts of the case and that he was already given the opportunity, the report stated. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif termed the Indian court’s decision “a black day for Indian democracy and its justice system.

“India can imprison Yasin Malik physically, but it can never imprison the idea of freedom he symbolises. Life imprisonment for valiant freedom fighters will provide fresh impetus to Kashmiris’ right to self-determination,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.

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