‘Viewing circumstances of Palestine, Kashmir, Human Rights Day holds no importance’
ISLAMABAD: Wife of a Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, Mushaal Hussein Mullick on Sunday demanded from the world powers to play their due role in resolving the long-standing Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and stop genocide of Kashmiris.
“Viewing circumstances of Palestine and Kashmir, Human Rights Day holds no importance,” she said in a statement on international Human Rights Day, that is annually observed around the globe on December 10.
She slammed US President Donald Trump’s controversial move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and said it will ruin peace of the world.
Mushaal asked who would protect Kashmiris and Palestinians from the atrocities inflicted upon them.
“We want our identity. Situation in Kashmir is deteriorating. If the United Nations has failed, it should tell us,” she said.
She said around 50,000 people had been arrested after death of freedom fighter Burhan Wani in Indian-held Kashmir.
The wife of Yasin Malik also said she could not go back her home in Indian occupied Kashmir as the Indian government was not giving her visa.
She said Yasin Malik had been arrested and his mother was assaulted at home.
Anti-India rallies held across Kashmir
In connection with Human Rights Day, anti-India demonstrations and rallies were held across Azad & Jammu Kashmir (AJK) like other parts of the country.
A sit-in and rally arranged by International Forum for Justice and Pasban-e-Hurriayat was taken out in Muzaffarabad on Sunday.
The rally from Central Press Club to Gharipun Chowk was aimed to draw the attention of the world community towards Indian state terrorism and gross human rights violations in Inidan Occupied Kashmir.
Participants of the rally, with placards and banners in their hands, chanted high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
The speakers in the rally appealed from international organizations to play an effective role to resolve Kashmir issue.
They vowed to continue political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren for their just right to self-determination.
Similar demonstrations were held in Neelum, Jehlum, Bagh, Poonch, Rawlakot and other districts of AJK.