Muzaffarabad: Chairperson Kashmir Peace and Culture Mushaal Hussein Mullick, appealed the UN Human Rights Council to send fact-finding missions to monitor the scale and depth of human rights violations in Indian controlled Kashmir. Addressing a press conference at Central Press Club, Muzaffarabad, Mushaal Hussein Mullick said India is committing severe human rights violations In Kashmir and Such examples of human rights violations cannot be found in Indian history. Ms Mullick urged the international community to pressure India to instantaneously stop bloodshed in Indian Kashmir and bombing of civilian populations across the LoC.
A group of civil society activists staged a rally here on Sunday to record a token protest against the recent Indian shelling on a minibus and an ambulance in Neelum valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as well as unrelenting atrocities against freedom seeking people in India held Kashmir. Some ambulances were also part of the rally, which began from Azadi Chowk, outside Press Club, and culminated some 500 yards head at the Garhipan Chowk. The rally was led by Mushaal Hussein Mullick.
Participants raised vociferous slogans against unceasing oppression and killings in India held Kashmir and demanded complete withdrawal of Indian occupation forces at the earliest and holding of a free and fair plebiscite in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Mullick said India was using the most lethal weapons in held Kashmir, such as pellets, Pava shells and stun grenades, which were causing visual and aural impairments to innocent Kashmiri people. Apart from unleashing reign of terror in the territory under its occupation, India was also attacking unarmed and innocent civilian populations living along the LoC in Azad Kashmir, which must not go unnoticed, she added. Mushaal Hussein Mullick, wife of JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik on Saturday visited CMH hospital in Muzaffarbad and inquired about the health of civilians who were injured by Indian shelling on LOC.
However, she made it clear that Kashmir was not an issue of improvement of human rights situation but an issue of an inalienable right to self-determination of Kashmiri people. Ms Mullick regretted that so far the role of the United Nations was far from satisfactory. “The way the UN has reacted and acted in many other parts of the world is missing in our case. As a first step, the UN should impose economic and defence sanctions on India for perpetrating genocide of Kashmiris and disregarding the Security Council resolutions,” she said.
Ms Mullick pointed out that since South Asia was home to two nuclear-armed neighbours India’s belligerent behavior could have a direct bearing on global peace and therefore the international community should not take the situation in Kashmir for-granted. Ms Mullick later visited a camp of Kashmiri refugees near here, where she interacted with the refugees and vowed to play her role in resolution of the problems being faced by them. She also distributed blankets and clothes amongst the refugees.