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Yasin Malik hunger strike for 48 hours - demands justice
Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) will go on a hunger strike for two days starting Friday afternoon, May 3 at Jantar Mantar. It's been a fortnight's time that Malik was released from a 35-day house arrest, and he has sprung into action immediately.

There are three primary reasons as to why Malik would be on fast. The three main demands of the hunger strikers are – they want justice to be delivered to those 32 people who have been given life imprisonment in Kashmir during 2012 and 2013, reported The Times of India. These people have been accused for being involved in militancy.

The second demand is that they want the body of Afzal Guru to be returned rightly to his family in Kashmir. Afzal Guru was the last person to be hanged and buried in Tihar jail, Delhi for his allegedly Parliamentary attack. And for Guru's death, Malik claims that the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee was responsible for the hanging. The last demand is their demand of justice against those three people who were killed in Kashmir by the Army, which was later realised that it was a fake encounter. Such kind of fake encounters happen regularly in Kashmir and conflict areas, such as North East India.

The JKLF chairman has also said, “Our hunger strike will bring to the forth the pain and agony of those who after being killed in fake encounters were dubbed as foreign militants, those who remain buried in thousands of unmarked graves and those who still feel the pain of torture and injuries” reported kashmirelife.net.

Jantar Mantar in Delhi has been a protesters' platform for many years and Malik has come to the same platform demanding justice for his fellow Kashmiris. Many have gone empty handed from such hunger strikes. Will Malik be successful? But it is rest assured that there will be plenty of Kashmiris who would come out and support Malik in his stand and make their presence feel.

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