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DG ISPR Major Gen Babar Iftikhar strongly condemns sentence of Kashmir leader Yasin Malik

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) has condemned the Indian court’s decision to sentence Kashmir liberation activist Yasin Malik.

The statement issued by the DG ISPR said that India has sentenced Yasin Malik over fabricated allegations. These kinds of acts by India would not be able to suppress Kashmir’s struggle for independence, it added.

The DG ISPR added that the real struggle for Kashmir is continuous in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. We stand with our Kashmiris brothers in their fight for autonomy and independence, he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that a New Delhi court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik.

Special Judge of India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA), Praveen Singh officially convicted Yasin Malik on May 19 in cases registered against him over three decades ago and fixed the hearing for Wednesday to announce the quantum of the sentence.

The National Investigation Agency had demanded the maximum punishment, the death penalty, while the defence pleaded for life imprisonment, Hindustan Times reported.

“Two life sentences and five punishments of 10 years of rigorous imprisonment each have been awarded. All sentences are to run concurrently. A monetary penalty of over ₹ 10 lakh has also been levied,” lawyer Umesh Sharma said. Different prison sentences and fines have been awarded for different cases.

According to the India daily, the Kashmiri leader had submitted that he would not “beg” for mercy, and that court could decide at its discretion.

Yasin Malik maintained that if Indian Intelligence could prove that he had been involved in any terrorist activity or violence in 28 years, then he would retire from politics, and will also accept the hanging.

Last week, the Hurriyat leader was convicted by an Indian court in a “terrorism-related case” after he protested against the charges levelled against him, saying he is a freedom fighter.

Courtesy Bol News

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