The unified Hurriyat leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday termed decision of a lower court in Kolkata, West Bengal, ordering death sentence to Muzaffar Ahmad Rather of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district as miscarriage of justice.
The leadership said this depicts Indian judiciary’s bias against Kashmiris.
In a statement issued today, the leadership said they have decided to observe Friday, February 03 as “Kashmir Resistance Day” and has called for a complete shutdown on the day besides holding Kashmir-wide protests against “the biased decisions of Indian judiciary” against Kashmiris.
The leadership in its statement urged Imams of all Masjids to lead protests against the “judicial injustice” after the Friday congregational prayers.
Statement said: “While New Delhi was adopting aggressive and oppressive policies against the people of Kashmir, communal and extremist elements were harassing, threatening and beating up Kashmiris studying and working in various Indian states and indulging in gross rights violations against them and at the same time Indian judiciary was targeting Kashmiris with its biased approach causing injustice as the government, administration and the judiciary were in unison about all these policies of pushing Kashmiris to the wall.”
Statement said: “The claims of India being the biggest democracy in the world are exposed in Kashmir. Here all democratic norms are torn to shreds and the institution of judiciary is misused to victimize the innocents. The undemocratic means adopted in a bid to bring the population into submission and the biased attitude of judiciary in case of Kashmiris should serve as an eye-opener for the emancipated people and nations of the world.”
Statement said: “Protesting against the injustice, oppression and aggression is the just right of the people of Kashmir”.
Statement further said the international community should take note of human rights violations in Kashmir and play its role “to save people of Kashmir from the onslaught of New Delhi and Indian judiciary”.