Islamabad, Apr 22: Pakistan on Monday condemns the continuing incarceration and deteriorating health of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik since February 22 2019, on “trumped up” charges, said Pakistan Foreign office in a statement.
Pakistan’s foreign office in a press release said, “Malik, was arrested earlier under the draconian Public Safety Law and despite his critically worsening health was shifted to the notorious Tihar jail.”
The Pakistan foreign office in a statement 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.
“Given the previous history of the Indian government’s mistreatment and violation of human rights of Kashmiri leaders, frequently subjecting them to torture and imprisoning them under fabricated charges due to their political beliefs, the apprehensions of Malik’s family members and Kashmiris in general about the safety and health of Malik are justified,” the statement said.
“His incarceration 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,” the Pakistan foreign office said in a statement.
“We expect the Government of India to ensure the wellbeing of Malik, including provision of adequate health care and call 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 (AFSPA), which perpetuate atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir, stop harassing and victimizing Kashmiris and expedite the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in line with the UNSC resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people,” said Pakistan foreign office in a statement.