Indian judiciary’s bigotry forced Yasin Malik to withdraw defense lawyer: JKLF

Says India implicating party chief in concocted, politically motivated case

Srinagar, May 11 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has strongly condemned the Indian act of forcing party’s incarcerated Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik into pleading guilty in a concocted, fabricated and politically motivated case filed by India’s notorious National Investigation Agency in a court in New Delhi.

JKLF in strong-worded statement issued in Srinagar termed the act of Indian judiciary as immoral, illegal and politically motivated against Muhammad Yasin Malik that was done on the dictates of Modi-led Hindutva government with the aim to silence a popular and the most powerful voice of people’s right for freedom of the internationally disputed Jammu Kashmir.

The special representative of Yasin Malik and the chief spokesman of JKLF, Muhammad Rafiq Dar while giving details in a statement said that last week during the second last court hearing of the case the judge of NIA court in New Delhi had asked Muhammad Yasin Malik to hire a lawyer to defend him.

“Yasin Malik in his response expressed his disbelief in Indian judiciary because of being discriminatory and on the behest of Modi government is hell bent upon punishing him for demanding freedom, which in no way is unlawful and undemocratic,” as per the JKLF statement.

Yasin Malik had also repeated that he in protest against use of unfair means by Indian government he had decided not to hire a defense lawyer.

It is on record that on May 10, during the court hearing, Yasin Malik once again repeated the same argument, and while citing the examples of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and India’s national hero Mahatma Ghandi, asked the judge that if his demand for freedom is a crime then he is ready to face the consequences. “Thereby, terming his confession of demand for freedom as confession of charges of the concocted cases leveled against him, the judge illegally and unfairly pleaded him guilty,” the statement read.

It is worth mentioning here that since his arrest on 22nd February 2019, especially after he was shifted to Tihar Jail New Delhi on 10th May 2019, Muhammad Yasin Malik on witnessing the unfair court processes, and on knowing the ill intentions of the Indian government, had decided not to contest the fabricated charges, and in protest withdrew his defense counsel.

After repeatedly turning down his demand of fair trial, he has expressed it time and again that on the behest of RSS backed BJP government the judiciary has been performing like Kangaroo courts. He had already refused to take the services of any lawyer as he has been expressing this opinion that the courts will only do what they are asked to do by the present Indian government, the JKLF statement added.

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