Mushaal Mullick welcomes UNHRC statement on Kashmir issue

Mushaal Hussein Mullick – chairperson Peace and Culture Organization has welcomed United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) statement on the Kashmir issue highlighting Indian atrocities in the disputed valley.

In a statement, Mushaal Mullick lauded the statement made by Michelle Bachelet – Commissioner UNHRC, highlighting Indian atrocities in the disputed valley of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

Mushall Mullick noted that acknowledgement of Indian brutalities in IOK by an international organization is a welcoming step and positive development.

The development comes as earlier, addressing the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, commissioner Michelle Bachelet said, “In Indian-administered Kashmir, incidents of military and police violence against civilians continue, including use of pellet guns, as well as incidents related to militancy.”

The space for political debate and public participation continues to be severely restricted, particularly since new media rules have prohibited vaguely defined ‘anti-national’ reporting, she said.

Furthermore, Mullick stressed upon the fact that the brutalities and atrocities by the fascist Indian forces have been largely ignored by the world and international human rights organizations, and have essentially failed to ensure the provision of ‘right to self-determination’ to Kashmiris.

She also highlighted that Kashmiri leadership including her husband Yaseen Malik, is under inhuman detention of the occupied authorities as the valley has been turned into an open jail and tortured cell.

The world must exert pressure on Indian government to ensure resolution of the decades-old Kashmir dispute as per the US resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, she said.