TADA court re­mands Ma­lik to cus­tody till June 11

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—Chair­man of Jammu and Kash­mir Lib­er­a­tion Front (JKLF) Muham­mad Yasin Ma­lik was on Mon­day pro­duced be­fore a TADA Court in Sri­na­gar and re­manded to cus­tody till June 11.

Ma­lik has been booked un­der a 29-year-old case in which Ab­dul Gani Lone, Qazi Nisaar, Ghu­lam Muham­mad Shah, Syed Ali Gee­lani and many oth­ers were also among the ac­cused.

A JKLF spokesman said Ma­lik him­self pre­sented the en­tire sit­u­a­tion be­fore the court.” Ma­lik said in the court why a “mur­der­ous attack was car­ried out by po­lice on him, his fam­ily and his lo­cal­ity and why po­lice and SOG raided his res­i­dence dur­ing night, tor­tured his old mother, ail­ing sis­ter and other el­ders of Maisuma,” the spokesman said.

The JKLF spokesman said Ma­lik told the court that “this hooli­gan­ism by po­lice was only to scare him and his fam­ily and lo­cals of Maisuma.”

“The court heard the ar­gu­ments said. Mean­while, the JKLF spokesman said ad­dress­ing peo­ple in court premises, Ma­lik means is not pos­si­ble and let so-called rulers do ev­ery tyranny (sic) and op­pres­sion.”

“We will not de­vi­ate from our just cause nor budge be­fore the tyran­ni­cal acts of the so-called rulers,” he said, adding: “Ev­ery Kash­miri wants re­turn of their Pandit brethren but con­struc­tion of Is­raeli-type set­tle­ments in their name, estab­lish­ing Sainik colonies, im­ple­men­ta­tion of East In­dia-type In­dus­trial pol­icy and op­pres­sion on Jammu Mus­lims are such is­sues on which no Kash­miri can re­main silent.”

“Th­ese is­sues are threat­en­ing our very ex­is­tence and iden­tity and thus we can­not let th­ese RSS con­spir­a­to­rial plots be­ing im­ple­mented by present rulers to suc­ceed. I re­it­er­ate that unity among var­i­ous sec­tions of Kash­miri so­ci­ety, es­pe­cially on th­ese im­por­tant is­sues, is in­evitable and for forging this unity I am ready to re­main in jail for many years,” he said.—GK

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