2020 is the year of freedom of Kashmiris; says Mishal Malik

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ISLAMABAD: Mishal Malik, the wife of JKLF leader Yasin Malik has expressed hoped that 2020 would be an year of Kashmiris’ freedom as the government of Pakistan was pleading their case at international level in effective manners.

Kashmiris had been experiencing worst human rights violation for the last five months as lock-down imposed by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir on August 5 had crossed 160 days, she said while addressing the ‘Family Gala, Games, Festival’ and later a press conference.

She hailed the entire nation including minorities for standing shoulder to shoulder with Kashmiri brethren in their freedom struggle. “I feel honoured as minorities has dedicated their event to their Kashmiri brothers,” she remarked.“It is great to see the overwhelming support of Pakistani minorities towards Kashmir cause,” she added.

LAHORE: Jan17- Hurriyat Leader Yasin Malik’s wife Mashal Malik addressing a press conference at press club in provincial capital.

Mishal said such event would send strong message to international community that the longstanding dispute of Kashmir should be resolved at the earliest. For the last five months, Kashmiris were confined to their homes without food and medicine, she regretted and pointed out that the children were unable to attend their schools due to persistent lock down imposed by the Indian government.

She said every religion in the world preached peace and promoted inter-faith harmony, but unfortunately ‘Hinduvta’ mindset in India was violating moral and democratic norms and infringing the basic rights of its citizens by introducing the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Leader, All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Abdul Hameed Lone said Pakistani government had internationalized Kashmir issue by highlighting Indian tyrannies in occupied valley effectively. He urged the media, government and civil societies to step up their efforts to highlight the plight of Kashmiris in benefiting manner to shake the conscience of International community.