Mushaal Hussein Malik, whose husband Yasin Malik is in Tihar jail of Delhi facing trial in the case of killing of unarmed IAF personnel, and abduction of Rubiya Saeed in Kashmir 30 years ago, has asked Pakistan government to snap diplomatic relations with India.
Mushaal and her daughter Razia Sultan live in Pakistan and they haven’t traveled to India ever since JKLF leader has been in jail.
In a joint press conference with Jamait-e-islami secretary general Ameerul Azeem in Lahore Mushaal Malik demanded Pakistan should nullify the Shimla agreement with India. She also appealed to Pakistani people to "highlight the genocide of Kashmiris by Indian forces in the valley."
Azeem asked the Pakistani government to highlight the “illegal detention of separatist leaders like Yasin Malik, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Asiya Andrabi and others. Pakistan should approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for their release.”
Azeem also called on international rights groups to askthe Indian government to allow a meeting between Yasin Malik and his daughter, a demand, he alleged, had been rejected by India.
Mushaal Malik called on all parties to put their political and mutual differences aside and join hands to show unity on the Kashmir cause.
"Kashmir is the only important issue of South Asia and Pakistan government. Political parties should utilise their energies to expose the Indian crimes against humanity at international level," she said.
"There is a dire need of adoption of a consistent national Kashmir policy by Pakistan," she added.
Pakistan marks February 5 as 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' every year with rallies, marches, conferences, special parliament sessions and events organised countrywide. (With inputs from IANS)