Indian Judiciary Biased; Intensify Movement In Phased Manner: Salahuddin



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Terming the hanging of 2001 parliament attack convict, Muhammad Afzal Guru as “judicial murder carried out after trampling all legal and judicial norms”, United Jehad Council Chairman, Syed Salahuddin today called upon Kashmiris in general and family of Guru in particular not to ‘beseech for return of his body’.

“Requesting and applying for return of his body or mortal remains does not suit the stature of a martyr. The whole judiciary and government machinery including the Supreme Court and the President of India have their hands stained with the blood of Guru and we should not turn to them beseeching for return of the body. Seeking such favours from the murderers does not look good”, said Salahuddin while talking to a local news agency KNS over telephone.

However, he asked Kashmiris to continue with their demand of return of the body and mortal remains of Muhamad Afza Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat. “We should and will continue to demand the return through popular movement but never request or beg for it”, he added.

He said the hanging of Afzal Guru has given a new lease of life to the ongoing movement in Kashmir. “He (Guru) has attained a high stature for which we should be proud. The mortal remains of Guru and Maqbool Bhat belong to Kashmir’s soil and will one day return to it”, the UJC Chief said.

He accused the ‘Indian Judiciary’ of being biased against Kashmiris. Citing the example of Dr Qasim Faktoo where the courts had said that the life imprisonment sentence of a convict could continue till his death, Salahuddin said such verdicts were unheard of in civilized world and signify the double standards of the judiciary. He further accused the Indian judiciary of working under the influence of the intelligence agencies and government authorities while dealing with Kashmiris “to further their so called national interest”.

He said the resistance movement should be intensified in a phased manner against hanging of Guru and for demanding return of the body to his family. “A united leadership should intensify the movement while keeping in mind the experiences of 2008, 2009 and 2010 so that people continue their support to the movement till the end. The movement against the judicial terrorism should continue but in a phased manner”, he added.

Claiming that mere political struggle and negotiations were not enough for resolution of Kashmir, Salahuddin said a state-wide armed struggle was imperative to ‘force India to vacate Kashmir’. “The killings along with life and death sentences awarded to Kashmiris should be an eye opener for everyone and makes it clear that India has decided to continue with its illegal military occupation by hook or by crook. Hence the armed struggle is an inevitable part of our movement which will continue along with the political movement till achievement of the goal”, he said.

Calling Pakistan the basic stakeholder in the Kashmir issue, Salahuddin called upon the leadership of Pakistan to highlight the ‘repressive measures of Indian authorities’ at the international level. “Mere lip service and issuing of statements on part of Pakistan is not enough and the leadership in Pakistan should take up the issue at international forums without any further delay”.

Terming recent killings, curfew, restrictions and arrests of youth by the police and security forces as ‘acts of highhandedness’, the Hizb Supremo stressed upon Pak leadership to raise the issues at the international forums “to uncover the repressive measures of India before international community”.

The Hizb Chief also condemned the alleged excesses by security forces with the family members of Al Umar Chief Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar on Saturday. He said the freedom loving people of the state won’t be discouraged by such tactics of the forces.




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