Yasin Malik remanded to judicial custody till Aug 7: JKLF

Yasin Malik remanded to judicial custody till Aug 7: JKLF

SRINAGAR: The incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Monday presented before a special NIA court in Delhi which remanded him to judicial custody till August 7, 2019, party’s acting chairman Abdul Hamid Butt said.
He said the ailing Malik was shifted back to Tihar jail.
“The whole world knows the validity of this case and other such cases formulated by India against Kashmiri resistance lovers but it is again a shameful irony that international powers like US, UK, Europe etc which champion for human rights and democratic norms throughout the world, are maintaining a criminal silence on this undemocratic and dictatorial behavior of Indian state,” Butt said in a statement.
“A concocted and fictitious case in the name of so-called terror funding was started by NIA and dozens of senior resistance leaders including Yasin Malik have been till date booked in the bogus case and lodged at infamous Tihar jail,” he said. “It is also equally astonishing that though this politically motivated case was registered in early 2017, but till date its so-called investigations are still going on.”
Meanwhile, commenting on Burhan Wani’s anniversary, JKLF acting chairman said, “Burhan Wani and others are victims of Indian undemocratic hegemony which has and is choking every little political space of Kashmiris thus pushing the youth of this land to the wall.”
“Martyrs like Burhan Wani have united the nation of Kashmir and if we are able to safeguard our unity and oneness, success will surely be ours and no oppression or suppression will be successful in breaking our will and passion for freedom,” he said.
He said there is no political space in Kashmir and political activists and leaders are put in jails under black laws.
“This very undemocratic, hegemonic, dictatorial and military-minded attitude has and is responsible for growing violence in our region and it is the duty of the international community, UN, EU and civil societies to rise above their strategic, economic and other partnerships with India and save democratic norms and human rights in Kashmir that are being trampled in the name of democracy and restoring peace,” JKLF acting chairman said.