Calls for ending inhuman treatment to political prisoners
Islamabad October 10, 2016: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the international community to act decisively before it is too late to stop the atrocities perpetrated by the authorities on the people of Jammu and Kashmir for demanding their right of self determination.
Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of partition and the international community has pledged to give its people the right to choose their destiny– a right that cannot be wished away by intimidation and repression, he said in a statement today.
A measure of repression in Kashmir is the most inhuman treatment meted out to political prisoners, the former President said.
Zardari said that Mohammad Yasin Malik has been languishing in prison in solitary confinement ever since the martyrdom of Burhan Wani on 9th July 2016 and his health has been continuously deteriorating. The doctors have described his condition as dangerously at risk and urged the authorities to shift him to intensive care- a plea that has fallen on the deaf ears of the authorities..
It is the responsibility of the international community to step in and stop repression of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the grotesquely inhuman treatment meted out to political prisoners, he said.
Peace in the region would remain elusive without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions that call for a plebiscite to determine the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the former President said.