The Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution, expressing solidarity with the family of Hurriyat Leader Yasin Malik who is being persecuted in a dubious and motivated case against him by the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The resolution, presented by Senator Yousuf Raza Gillani, said the house condemn the abhorrent attempt of the Indian government to deprive the Kashmiri people of their true leadership which is the blatant violation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
It’s time that Pakistani and Kashmiri communities across the globe stand in solidarity with Kashmiris. We have seen travesty of justice in the case of victimised Kashmiris like Afzal Guru & many others. Let Yasin Malik not become another victim of Indian #CrimesAgainstHumanity
— Mohammad Nafees Zakaria (@ZakariaNafees) May 23, 2022
It said the struggle for the right of self-determination in Kashmir was indigenous and could not be dampened by the draconian strong-arm tactics of the Indian government.
Besides asking the government for taking immediate steps on the matter, the Senate urged the international community to counsel India to drop all fabricated charges against all political leaders of the IIOJK including Yasin Malik and ensure their safety and well-being.
It said Indian government should arrange a meeting of Hurriyat Leader Yasin Malik with his spouse Mishal Malik along with his 10-year-old daughter.
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The Senate asked the Indian government to stop human rights violations in Kashmir, lift the brutal military siege, and let the Kashmiri people exercise their right to self-determination in accordance with their aspirations and relevant United Nations Security Council’s resolutions.
Pakistan has expressed deep concern over the Indian one-sided and biased trial against Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik on the charges of terrorism.
Addressing a news conference along with Yasin Malik’s spouse Mishal Malik in Islamabad on Saturday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said the allegations of terrorism against Yasin Malik are baseless.
She said India, by denying Yasin Malik right to a transparent and free trial, is openly violating international law and human rights.
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The Minister urged the international community to take notice of India’s blatant violations of international law and human rights protocols against Yasin Malik.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk