Yasin Malik's sentence invites ire from Pakistani leaders

By: News Desk
Published: 09:05 PM, 25 May, 2022
Yasin Malik's sentence invites ire from Pakistani leaders
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Indian court sentencing of Kashmiri freedom fighter Yasin Malik has invited ire among Pakistani leaders and human rights champions across the world.

According to the 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, former president Asif Ali Zardari, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto, Jamiat Ulema Islam chief Fazlur Rehman and other political as well as religious groups condemned the Dehli court decision. An Indian court gave Yasin Malik life imprisonment in a terror fund case.

The political and military leadership took a swipe at the Indian court decision terming it unjust and shameful.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called it a dark day in the history of Indian democracy and its justice system.  The premier reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue standing by Kashmiris struggling for their just right to self-determination.

“Today is a black day for Indian democracy and its justice system. India can imprison Yasin Malik physically but it can never imprison idea of freedom he symbolizes, he tweeted, adding: “Life imprisonment for valiant freedom fighter will provide fresh impetus to Kashmiris' right to self-determination.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari has Yasin Malik is a hero of the Kashmir independence struggle. 

Imprisonment can't shatter Yasin Malik's resolve, the former president said, adding that India made occupied Kashmir a prison and the PPP will continue supporting Kashmiris' call for a plebiscite under the United Nations resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiris.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called the Indian court decision shameful and unjust.

India can never suppress Kashmiris' movement and their voice for the right to self-determination and independence. Pakistan stands by Kashmiris, he tweeted 

Pakistan will continue to provide all-out support to Kashmiris in their just struggle, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said

The ISPR DG said such oppressive tactics could not crush Kashmiris' spirit for the freedom movement. 

The DG renewed the determination to contiduing show solidarity with Kashmiri Muslims for the cause. 

JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman said that human rights organizations should raise voices against this sentencing.  The imprisonment will gear up the freedom movement of Kashmiris, Fazl said, adding that the hardships of incarceration do not dampen the spirits of freedom fighters. Fazl flayed the Modi government for having a history of going for such shameful acts.