Mashaal Malik objects over meeting of Jadhav with family


ISLAMABAD: Commen-ting over meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his mother and wife in Islamabad on Monday, the Christmas Day, Mashaal Malik, wife of detained Kashmiri leader Mohammad Yasin Malik, has said that while Pakistan is allowing ‘Indian spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on humanitarian grounds, Indian forces have kept her as well as her daughter from meeting Malik for the past three years.
In a video message – shared shortly after the Indian spy’s family landed in Islamabad – Mashaal said, “A Kashmiri has no right to meet his wife and child; he is being treated worse than a proclaimed terrorist.” She added: “Is this what India is, [on] one hand it approached the International Court of Justice to save Jadhav, who is a proclaimed terrorist, while on the other this champion of human rights treats Kashmiris worse than terrorists.”
“The lives of Kashmiris have no value and we have no rights just because [we] are struggling against India in a fight for freedom. This leaves a question for the world as well as India,” Mashaal said as she concluded the video.
It may be recalled that in October, Mashaal urged the United Nations to take notice of human rights violations taking place in India-held Kashmir. She said at a press conference at her residence that Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, had been languishing in prison in Srinagar from time to time since July 8, 2016 after the killing of freedom fighter Burhan Wani.