Sunday, November 18, 2012


Srinagar Nov 17 (Only Kashmir):  While expressing strong displeasure over the he recent court judgment regarding the Muslim League President Dr Qasim Fakhtoo the chairman of his Hurriyat Faction Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for complete strike on 19 Nov Monday.
Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a press conference here today blamed chief minister Omar Abdullah for the verdict. "It was on the directions of Omar Abdullah that the judge gave such a verdict," he told a press conference here today. “Life imprisonment cannot exceed more than 14 years and sentencing Dr. Faktoo was based on the earlier statement made by Omar Abdullah,” he said. “Omar had earlier said that he would look into the case of Dr. Faktoo but recently he made a statement that he wished to see Dr. Faktoo behind the bars forever,” added Geelani. Meanwhile Geelani also called for a shutdown on Monday against the Jammu and Kashmir high court convicting Muslim League chief Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, alias Dr Qasim, of killing a Kashmiri Pandit, and asking him to "serve life imprisonment till death".
Termed it as contrary to the basic principles of human justice Chairman of his Hurriyat (M) in a statement to Only Kashmir said the court judgement was in tandem with government’s stand on this particular case.
“When the courts are confronted with Dr Faktoos like cases, it seems they (courts) remain satisfied with the government views and opinions. It also seems that when such cases come before the courts, instead of providing justice, the court gives more importance to the political influence and sticks to their view while pronouncing the judgments”.
Calling the imprisonment of Dr. Qasim Faktoo as a grave violation of basic human rights, Chairman PPP, Er. Hilal War said that such obiter dicta clearly enunciate the anti-human designs of the Indian Government in J&K, especially with Kashmiri Muslims.  He further said that such violations and exploitations were clearly and categorically against the ‘Universal Declaration on Human Rights’. Hilal War has also supported the Srtike Call against Faktoo’s imprisonment.  
Meanwhile after his arrival here in Srinagar after a successful JKLF chairman Yasin Malik terms decision of putting Dr Qasim in jail for life as a political decision, Yasin too shows support to Strike call to be held on Monday. (OK)


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