In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, against the conviction of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, by an Indian kangaroo court in concocted cases.
The shutdown is being observed despite stern warning to traders, shopkeepers and transporters by the Indian authorities against closing their businesses. The occupation authorities have deployed Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel in strengths across the territory to prevent people from holding demonstrations against the court verdict. The forces’ personnel are patrolling several parts of Srinagar city to force the people remain in their homes.
The JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik was convicted by a court of India’s notorious National Investigation Agency on Thursday in manifestly dubious and motivated cases registered against him over three decades ago. Yasin Malik and many other Hurriyat leaders have been illegally detained by India in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail for the past several years. The dreaded NIA court had also formally framed fake charges against Hurriyat leaders including Masarrat Alam Butt, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Syed Salahuddin, Raja Meraajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, and businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali.