In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day, today (Thursday) against the Indian court’s unjust verdict of sentencing the illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik, to life imprisonment.
According to Kashmir Media Service, shops and other business establishments in Srinagar, Tral and other areas remained closed while traffic movement was very thin.
The occupation authorities continued with heavy deployment of Indian troops and police personnel and suspension of internet service in the Kashmir Valley to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations.
In a statement, Senior APHC leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Yasin Malik has been waging a peaceful and democratic struggle for the resolution of the internationally-recognized Kashmir dispute.
Another senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, termed Yasin Malik’s trial as unfair and urged the Indian government to release all illegally detained Kashmiris.
In their separate statements, other Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Syed Bashir Andrabi, Khawaja Firdous, Zamruda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Dr Musaib, Khadim Hussain, Syed Sibte Shabbir Qumi, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Muslim League and Peoples League said that Indian vindictive actions against the Hurriyat leaders had failed to suppress their commitment to the freedom movement in the past and will meet the same fate in future as well.
Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth, today, during a violent cordon and search operation in Jumagund area of Kupwara district.
Meanwhile, protest demonstrations were held in Muzaffarabad and other cities of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on the second successive day, today, against the Indian court’s verdict against Yasin Malik.
The protesters wearing shroud and black ribbons chanted anti-India slogans.
On the other hand, in their separate statements, APHC-AJK leaders including Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Altaf Hussain Wani and Sheikh Abdul Mateen termed the Indian court’s judgment against Yasin Malik, as a murder of justice.