Senate condemns mock trial against Yasin Malik with one voice


Leader of the House in Senate, Senator Azam Nazir Tarar on Wednesday condemned the mock trial against Hurriyat Leader Yasin Malik by the Indian court bypassing all the local and international human rights laws.

Through this august house, he said the international communities and human rights watchdogs were urged to intervene into the matter and register their protest against the inhumane treatment of political prisoners of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

“This is persecution, not prosecution being conducted against the freedom fighter Yasin Malik by Indian government,” he added.

Participating in the debate at the floor of the upper house, Senator Kamil Ali Agha said Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should be taken on board to press India from this inhuman act and take practical steps to resolve the Kashmir issue as per aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmad proposed to invite an emergency conference of the OIC to settle down the Kashmir issue on permanent basis.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed said this was a serious challenge to Pakistan’s Kashmir policy, India policy and those who talk about human rights globally.

He said the treatment of political prisoners of IIOJK by India was similar to the treatment by Israel of Palestinian political prisoners and Yasin Malik was the greatest example of that. “Today, what is happening, it is the territory of justice, a shame trial through a Kangaroo is going to convict a heroic freedom fighter which we reject,” he added.

Keeping in view the worsening situation in IIOJK, he opined that we should move beyond just conferences and words and we must have a clear Kasmir-India policy with no appeasement.


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