Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the world should take notice of the mistreatment of political prisoners by the Indian government.
Shahbaz Sharif wrote in his tweet on Monday that convicting prominent Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik in fake terrorism cases was tantamount to silencing critical voices and was a clear violation of human rights.
The Modi government should be held accountable.
It should be noted that cases of terrorism, anti-nationalism and illegal activities have been registered against Yasin Malik. Yasin Malik has refused to seek the help of any lawyer in this case. Now, in the May 25 hearing, the Indian court will determine the sentence of Yasin Malik.
Yasin Malik was arrested in April 2019 by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a two-year-old case of “funding for terrorism and separatism”. He had been imprisoned under the Public Safety Act since March.
He is also accused of killing four Indian Air Force officers in 1990, along with seven others. In 1995, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had issued a stay order in this case which was quashed by the same court in April 2019.
Yasin Malik was also accused of plotting to kidnap Rabia Saeed, daughter of former Chief Minister of Indian-administered Kashmir Mufti Muhammad Saeed, in 1989.
“This is a failed attempt to woo Kashmiris.”
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s House on Twitter on Monday, Shahbaz Sharif said that “Yaseen Malik, a symbol of unparalleled bravery and freedom and a prisoner of conscience, rejects Indian tactics. It is a failed attempt to woo Kashmiris.”
The international community, especially the United Nations and the Human Rights Council, should take note of the Indian move, which is based on the rule of law and justice. The Government of Pakistan will vigorously take retaliatory action against Yasin Malik and the Kashmiri leadership in all international and human rights bodies and in the OIC forum.
“The whole world knows that India’s black laws and judicial system are contrary to the international and natural requirements of justice,” he added.
Who is Yasin Malik?
Yasin Malik is a well-known liberal leader of Indian-administered Kashmir and chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front is a champion of complete independence and unity of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is divided between Pakistan and India. An additional faction of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front is active in countries other than India and Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Yasin Malik had been active in liberal politics since his youth. He also faced imprisonment several times. Until the mid-1990s, Yasin Malik’s party considered armed actions against India to be justified, but in 1994, the party announced a non-violent political movement. Later, Yasin Malik also launched a signature campaign in Indian-administered Kashmir.
In the days of military dictator General Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan, when the Kashmir issue was discussed with the Vajpayee government of India, Yasin Malik had also visited Pakistan along with other Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and his visit to Pakistan-administered Kashmir Was welcomed
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Yasin’s Islamabad-based wife Mashaal Malik, along with her daughter Razia Sultana, told a news conference on Sunday that her husband would be sentenced to death on May 25 or face life imprisonment. Yasin Malik is a symbol of independence not only of Kashmir but of the entire region.
“I haven’t seen my husband in eight years. His wife and daughter are suffering. He is aware of the independence of the Kashmiri nation.
Addressing former Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said, “I appeal to Imran Khan. Mr. Imran Khan! You were friends of Yassin. It doesn’t matter if you take this day (May 25 Long March) a day or two ahead. I know that domestic politics is important but Kashmir is more important.
“Don’t let my husband be martyred. I tell people to come out wearing shrouds. Yasin for the country, for the independence of Kashmir. You guys do your politics in two days. ‘
It may be recalled that three years ago, on August 5, 2019, the Indian government had abolished the special status of Kashmir under its administration through a constitutional amendment and declared it as a Union Territory of India.
Even before this decision of the Indian government, political leaders of Indian-administered Kashmir were detained in view of possible public reaction.
Pakistan had termed the decision of the Indian government as one-sided and took the position that India’s move was tantamount to blatant violation of UN resolutions and ending the disputed status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.