By Arif Qureshi | September 2, 2016 |
Islamabad: Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front chief Yasin Malik’s wife Mishal Malik wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to intervene and take the notice as the health of her husband Yasin Malik at risk because of continued ailment. Addressing a press conference at her residence in Islamabad on Saturday, Mishal Malik said JKLF chief Yasin Malik has been behind the bars in Srinagar since July 8 after the killing of freedom fighter Burhan Wani. Mishal has written to Secretary General of United Nations Organisation, Ban Ki-moon calling attention to deliberate negligence towards treatment of her husband.
Ms Malik’s accompanied her mother Rehana Malik and daughter Razia Sultana said my husband has grown very weak and lost over 15kg during last two months. Last week he was taken to hospital in army’s custody where his medical tests were conducted and results are alarming. His personal cardiologist examined him and advised check-ups for his heart, kidneys and other ailments. His kidney stone has enlarged risking his kidney function. He was kept in solitary confinement the last time she saw him and his leg infection had gotten severe, Mishal added.
In letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon she said “The Kashmir dispute is the oldest unresolved international conflict in the world today. India’s forcible occupation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 is the main cause of the dispute. The freedom movement in held Kashmir is rooted in the struggle of its people for the exercise of their right of self-determination”. “Our message is loud and clear that people of Kashmir demand what has been pledged to them by the UN and guaranteed by the Security Council, the right of self-determination.”
She requested UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take notice of state-sponsored violence in occupied Kashmir and prevail upon the Indian authorities to immediately cease actions that violated human rights, dignity and fundamental entitlements of Kashmiri people.
Addressing the international community and Human rights organization, Ms Malik said they should play their respective role to avoid nuclear clash between two nuclear armed states, “It is in everyone’s interest to settle the Kashmir dispute peacefully without further delay.”