NA condemns persecution of Yasin Malik

Published May 25, 2022
Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf presides over a session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. — Photo via NA Twitter
Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf presides over a session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. — Photo via NA Twitter

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the family of Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik, who is being persecuted in a dubious and motivated case against him by India.

The resolution, presented by Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, said the house condemns the abhorrent attempt of the Indian government to deprive the Kashmiri people of their true leadership — a blatant violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

It said the struggle for the right to self-determination in occupied Kashmir was indigenous and could not be dampened by the draconian strong-arm tactics of the Indian government.

Besides asking the government for taking immediate steps on the matter, the National Assembly urged the international community to ask India to drop all fabricated charges against all political leaders of occupied Kashmir, including Yasin Malik, and ensure their safety and well-being.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2022

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