ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the Indian Court’s fallacious conviction of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik on fabricated charges.
In a statement on Tuesday, the foreign minister said that Yasin Malik is the most prominent and respected voice among Hurriyat leaders in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
“His (Yasin Malik’s) firm resolve against decades of Indian oppression cannot be shaken by such travesties of justice,” Bilawal said.
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The foreign minister demanded the acquittal of Yasin Malik, saying that the fabricated charges against him must be dropped, and that the Hurriyat leader must be released forthwith and allowed to reunite with his family.
Bilawal Bhutto said that India must also release all political prisoners and stop egregious human rights violations in the IIOJK.
The minister said that India must know that it cannot forever prevent the Kashmiri people from exercising their right to self-determination, given to them by the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.
Bilawal also called upon the international community, the United Nations, and the human rights and humanitarian organizations to exhort India to stop this grave injustice against Yasin Malik.
The foreign minister said that the international community must realize that there will be grave humanitarian consequences if India is allowed to continue violating international laws in the IIOJK with impunity.