Yasin Malik being punished for his political beliefs on J&K dispute: APHC

Srinagar, May 26: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Thursday strongly condemned the conviction and sentence of life imprisonment for senior resistance leader and Chairman of JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik by the court in New Delhi .

In a statement  APHC said that Yasin Malik since 1994 pursued peaceful and democratic means of conflict resolution.

“A strong votary of dialogue and negotiations between the concerned parties to the Kashmir conflict i.e people of J&K, India and Pakistan, he has been relentlessly and selflessly seeking its resolution. Yasin Malik actively participated in all negotiations held on Kashmir after 2000 under various regimes in New Delhi and Islamabad. Yet  he was arrested, shifted to Tihar  and has now been convicted in invented cases under draconian laws, when actually he is being punished for his political beliefs on the J&K dispute and for representing the sentiments of its people,” APHC said.

It added that the complete protest strikes being observed by people despite state coercion and pressure not to allow it, show people’s commitment to resistance against force and in support of resistance leadership in jails and under incarceration.

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