In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly denounced the sentence of life imprisonment for Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik by the court in New Delhi.
Senior APHC leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik since 1994 pursued peaceful and democratic means of conflict resolution.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urged the Indian government to release all political prisoners and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute peacefully through deliberations among the parties to the dispute.
The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League in their separate statements in Srinagar said sentencing of Yasin Malik to life imprisonment is tantamount to murder of justice.
They appealed to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Amnesty International to play role in bringing justice to the oppressed Kashmiris by taking steps against the sentencing of Yasin Malik in baseless and fictitious cases.