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Pakistan condemns continuing detention of Yasin Malik

Pakistan condemns continuing detention of Yasin Malik
April 22, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has strongly condemned the continuing detention of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik. It is pertinent to mention here that Yasin Malik was arrested under the draconian Public Safety Law and despite his critically worsening health was shifted to the notorious Tihar jail. In his statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal condemned the continuing incarceration and deteriorating health of Yasin Malik since February 22 this year on trumped up charges. The FO spokesperson said that despite his serious ill health and in violation of legal rights, ethics and norms, his family, who were informed after considerable delay, has not been permitted to meet him. He said given the previous history of the Indian government’s mistreatment and violation of human rights of Kashmiri leaders, the detentions of Yasin Malik’s family members and Kashmiris in general about the safety and health of Yasin Malik are justified. Dr Faisal said Yasin Malik's detention is yet another link in the series of steps taken by India to continue its intensified oppression of the Kashmiri people struggling for the realization of the legitimate right to self-determination. He said coercive Indian measures and brutalities against Kashmiris in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir (IHK) will not change the universally accepted reality of the IHK dispute, but will only aggravate the situation. “We expect the government of India to ensure the wellbeing of Yasin Malik, including provision of adequate healthcare,” the FO spokesperson said. FO calls upon Int’l community to stop India form inhuman actions He called upon the international community to impress upon India to desist from such inhuman actions, abolish draconian laws like PSA and Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which perpetuate Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, stop harassing and victimizing Kashmiris in IHK and expedite the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in line with the UNSC resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.