Mushaal Mullick briefs UK Parliamentarians on situation in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Human Rights and Women Empowerment Mushaal Hussein Mullick attended a meeting of cross-party British Parliamentarians, convened by Debbie Abrahams MP, Chairperson APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group) on Jammu and Kashmir at a virtual platform from London.

Besides British Parliamentarians, members of the civil society and human rights organisations also participated in the virtual debate, which circled around the state of human rights affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, says a statement issued here on Friday.

Mushaal Mullick briefed the Parliamentarians about human rights abuses by the Indian Government in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). She particularly raised the issue of gross violations of human rights against women and children in IIOJK.

She urged the international community to take notice of the treatment of minorities, particularly the forced conversions of the Christian and other minorities under the RSS ideology, inside India.

Mushaal Hussein Mullick said that Kashmiris were deeply concerned over attempts to alter the demographics of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

She said the world was not paying enough attention to the resolution of the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir, lingering on the UN agenda for the last 75 years. She called upon the international community to uphold international human rights obligations and help implement the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

She strongly urged the British Parliamentarians to play their role more actively in halting human rights violations and repealing draconian laws including demographic engineering in IIOJK.

Mushaal Mullick said that her husband Yasin Malik, the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was a political prisoner and had been languishing in the Tihar Jail, India for years.

Their young daughter has been deprived of meeting her own father and she was seriously concerned about the health and well-being of Yasin Malik.

Ms Mullick feared that Yasin Malik would be awarded a death sentence against his appeal scheduled for hearing early next month. She appealed to the UK Parliamentarians to raise their concerns over this injustice.

Mushaal Hussein Mullick thanked the participants for inviting her to speak to the British Parliamentarians and human rights activists through APPG-Kashmir forum. She also thanked them for expressing their solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people.