Srinagar: The resistance leadership on Friday strongly resented the court verdict against a Kashmiri prisoner in Bengal and vowed to fight the onslaught on the Kashmiri people.
The Hurriyat Conference (G) in statement expressed deep concern over court verdict and pronouncement of death sentence to Muzafar Ahmad Rather (Kulgam) and urged for the release of all detainees who has been convicted for death sentences and life imprisonment and are lodged in different jails. “They are not criminals and are being victimized just for pursuing freedom movement of Kashmir,” the Hurriyat said.
The spokesman said that like Muzafar Ahmad Rather, Dr Mohammad Qassim, Dr Mohammad Shafi Sharyati, Gh Qadir Bhat Noor Mohammad Tantray, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Fida Ahmad, Mohammad Hussain, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat (Khag), Mohammad Yousuf Pala, Abdul Waheed Naik, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmad Malla, Javed Ahmad Khan, Pervez Mir, Mohammad Maqbool, Sharief-ud-din, Giyas-ud-din, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Abdul Hamid, Zakir Hussain, Hassan Ali, Abdul Rashid, Mohammad Syed Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Showkat Ahmad Khan and like other detainees are in no way terrorists. “They are brave-hearts and pursuing a mission for resolution of Kashmir dispute,” spokesman said.
In a separate statement, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the institute of judiciary in India is time and again used by the Indian state to punish the people of J&K for their political views and aspirations. Mirwaiz said announcing death sentence to Muzzafar on flimsy grounds of “sedition” when there is no substantial evidence against him is a mockery of justice. More said same was done in the case of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru in the name of “satisfying the collective conscience of the nation”.
The JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik in his statement called the court verdict as ‘murder of justice’.
“In the 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,” Malik said.
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.