Yasin Malik’s judicial remand extended till July 7: JKLF

Pays tributes to Yousuf Buch

The judicial remand of the incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has been remanded till July 26, a party spokesperson said on Sunday.
In a statement issued to GNS, the spokesperson said Malik, who is lodged at Tihar Jail from April 9 was on May 24 produced before NIA court at Delhi which granted him judicial remand again till July 7.
Terming the prolonging of Malik’s judicial custody as an act of political vendetta, JKLF acting chairman Abdul Hameed Butt in the statement said: “Indian rulers, their agencies and even their courts know the reality behind this so-called terror funding case in which Yasin Malik sahib and many other Kashmiri leaders are being terrorized by NIA.”

“Even the international community knows that this concocted case is actually a political case which is meant to take revenge from Kashmiris for resisting the onslaught of oppression and for demanding the democratic birth right,” he said.
“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,” Butt said.

He said the people of India recently again voted BJP to power with a thumping majority and this powerful mandate should actually enable Narendra Modi to turn into a statesman.

“If he (Modi) 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. But if he continues to pursue the policies of confrontation, anger, intimidation and divide, history will judge him likewise,” he said.

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 expressed hope that “the Indian PM 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”.

The spokesperson also expressed condolence with those who were killed in the month of Ramadan.
“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,” he asked.
He expressed hope that “the Indian leadership will realize this reality and shun its policy of chocking political dissent, so that peaceful democratic environment prevails which is actually better for all of us,” JKLF leader said.

Meanwhile, JKLF acting chairman has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of “a legendary personality of Kashmir” Yousuf Buch who passed away at the age of 93 in New York.

He paid rich tributes to Buch for the services he rendered on diplomatic front for Kashmir cause.
“Yousuf Buch will be remembered forever,” Butt said and prayed for peace to the departed soul. (GNS)

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