Parliament adopts resolution to condemn Yasin Malik sentence
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Riaz Pirzada presented the resolution showing solidarity with Yasin Malik and other leaders of Kashmir. An Indian court yesterday gave Yasin Malik life imprisonment in a terror fund case, inviting ire among Pakistan leaders and human rights champions across the world.
The leadership of Pakistan reiterated the resolve to continue standing by Yasin Malik and supporting Kashmiris fighting for their just right to self-determination for decades. They raised the demand for resolving the issue in accordance with the United Nations resolutions and public aspirations.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the conviction and tweeted: “Today is a black day for Indian democracy and its justice system. India can imprison Yasin Malik physically but it can never imprison the 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 called Yasin Malik a hero of the Kashmir independence struggle and said imprisonment can't shatter Yasin Malik's resolve. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called the Indian court decision shameful and unjust. The ISPR DG said such oppressive tactics could not crush Kashmiris' spirit for the freedom movement.
JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman said that human rights organizations should raise their voices against this sentencing. The imprisonment will gear up the freedom movement of Kashmiris, Fazl said.