JKLF criticises govt stand on PIL on summer unrest deaths
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front criticised the state government`s response to his Public Interest Litigation over deaths that took place during last year`s summer unrest in the Valley.
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation
Front (JKLF) on Wednesday criticised the state government`s response
to his Public Interest Litigation over deaths that took place
during last year`s summer unrest in the Valley.
"We had put our credibility and reputation at stake by
approaching the Indian judicial system for justice in last
year`s killings but the reply filed by the state to the PIL
shows bankruptcy and criminal attitude of the government,"
JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik told reporters here.
The Additional Advocate General Ali Mohammad Magray,
while filing objections, had pleaded before the High Court
that Malik had filed the PIL in order to settle his personal
and political goals.
Magray had sought dismissal of the PIL saying that
Malik was facing criminal charges in nearly 20 cases including
the kidnapping of then Union Home Minister Mufti Mohammad
Sayeed`s daughter Rubaya Sayeed in 1989.
Malik, however, said it was ironic that he and other
leaders of his party were invited to meet the Prime Minister
in 2006 despite the charges against him. He said the all-party
delegation members had called on JKLF leadership in September
Malik said despite the stand taken by the state
government in the High Court, he was hopeful that the
judiciary will treat his PIL on merit.