Yasin Malik remanded in judicial custody till July 7

Yasin Malik remanded in judicial custody till July 7

Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has been remanded in judicial custody till July 7 by the NIA court, the spokesperson said on Sunday.
In a statement, he termed it as an act of “political vendetta”.
“Malik who is lodged at Tihar Jail from April 9 on May 24 produced before NIA court at Delhi which granted him judicial remand again till July 7,” he said.
The party acting chairman Abdul Hameed Butt said that “Indian rulers, their agencies and even their courts know the reality behind this so-called terror funding case in which Yasin Malik and many other Kashmiri leaders are being ‘terrorised’ by NIA”.
He said that even international community knows that this “concocted case” is actually a political case which is meant to “take revenge from Kashmiris for for demanding the democratic birth right”.
The JKLF acting chairman alleged that the worst part of this is that the Indian judicial system is being manipulated by the rulers for ensuring the prolonged confinement of Kashmiri prisoners.
“The people have recently again voted BJP to power with a thumping majority. This powerful mandate should actually enable Narender Modi to turn into a statesman, and if he and his party can use this mandate to resolve disputes and issues that are actually the main cause of poverty, economic and social backwardness and instability of our region, history will remember them in high words,” he said.
He added: “But if he continues to pursue the policies of confrontation, anger, intimidation and divide, history will judge him likewise.”
The JKLF leader said that Jammu Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and this issue will keep on bothering the peace in South Asia if left unresolved. He hoped that Modi and his party will change for good and will make efforts to enhance prosperity, real peace and stability in South Asian region by pursing the policies of dialogue, friendship and humanity.
He paid tributes to the militants killed during the month of Ramada.
“Malik has time and again said that chocking of peaceful political space on democratic peaceful struggle is pushing the youth of Kashmir to the path of ultimate sacrifice. When state leaves no space for political discussions, what can a young boy like Zakir Musa and others above 16 years of age do to vent out their anger,” said the JKLF leader.
He said that the Indian leadership will realize this reality and shun its policy of chocking political dissent.
Meanwhile, JKLF expressed grief over the demise of Yousuf Buch and paid him tributes for the services he rendered on diplomatic front for Kashmir cause.