July 20, 2024

Moon Desk: Pakistan strongly condemned India’s recent move of implicating Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yasin Malik in two more fictitious cases.

Under the draconian Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) is a clear attempt to perpetuate Yasin Malik’s political victimization.

The Foreign Office regretted, “Yasin Malik is also being denied the right of personal appearance in the ongoing trial, in complete contravention of legal and democratic norms.”

The statement said, India had employed judiciary as a tool to damage the morale of Kashmiris by subjecting their leadership to “flagrant prejudice”.

The FO pointed out that Malik, having been left with no legal recourse, eventually took the “desperate decision of going on a hunger strike unto death from 22 July 2022.”

Kashmiris’ struggle for the right to self-determination is indigenous and cannot be dampened by the draconian strong-arm tactics of the Indian government.

It urged the Indian government to refrain from “victimizing the true representatives of Kashmiri people by way of inhuman detentions and implication in baseless cases.”

The FO called upon the international community to take cognisance of “India’s inhuman and illegal detention and treatment of Malik and ensure that the Kashmiris are given the opportunity to exercise their right to self-determination as espoused under the relevant UNSC resolutions”.

Pakistan demanded that India must release all political prisoners detained on trumped-up charges, stop human rights violations in IIOJK, and revoke the “brutal military siege”.

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