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March 21, 2020

Yasin Malik to go on hunger strike till death from April 1

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March 21, 2020

SRINAGAR: The illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday announced to go on ‘a fast until death’ from 1st April against the authoritarian attitude of India.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement released by his family said the Indian government had pledged to provide Malik with a genuine political space and make efforts for the resolution of Kashmir dispute through a meaningful dialogue process. However, he added that India reneged on the pledge. Muhammad Yasin Malik pointed out that besides Indian officials, many international diplomats were also on board for pursuing the idea behind the pledge, reports the KMS.

Malik said cases against him were politically-motivated and the prejudice of the TADA court judge hearing a case against him was evident.

Malik maintained that he had every legal right to be presented physically before the court but the judge and the Central Bureau of Investigation at the behest of the Indian government did not allow it.

The JKLF leader said he was presented through a video link, where he was neither able to hear the arguments of lawyers, nor was he allowed to speak. He added that he had already withdrawn his counsel.

Malik, who is detained in Delhi’s Tihar jail, deplored that the judge was not ready to listen to him, and was behaving like a prosecuting or police officer.

Malik said whenever he tried to speak, the judge muted the volume or went offline, which showed his bias and prejudice against him and his friends.