Indian police fire tear gas and use pellet guns to disperse Kashmiri men and women protesting outside their leader’s residence against the verdict.
NEW DEHLI: (UrduPoint/ Pakistan Point News-May 25th, 2022) An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment to Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik over charges of funding “terrorist” activities and other charges.
Special Judge Parveen Singh announced the verdict in New Dehli, triggering protests outside the politician’s residence. The court did not hear the stance of Kashmiri leader.
Modi government adopted fascist tactics against Kashmiri leadership and Muslims across the country. It is the Modi government which deprived Occupied Kashmir’s special status and turned the valley into the world’s biggest jail for the Kashmiri people.
Yasin Malik who is head of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) told a special court formed for the National Investigation Agency that he had been following Gandhian principles and non-violent politics after giving up arms in the 1990s.
The judge held, “life imprisonment sentence to the convict, Yasin Malik,”.
Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the wife of Yasin Malik, condemned the verdict and termed the sentence as “illegitimate”.
Pakistan Seate also passed a resolution urging the international community to force India to drop all fabricated charges against all political leaders of occupied Kashmir including Malik and ensure their safety and well-being.