Mushaal Hussein Mullick, wife of detained Kashmiri resistance leader Yasin Malik and Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organisation, went on a one-day sit-in token hunger strike on Wednesday outside National Press Club Islamabad against the visit of Indian Home Minister to Islamabad for SAARC meeting and against killings in Kashmir by security forces.
"There is a reign of terror by Indian forces against the common people after Shaheed Burhan Wani's murder by Indian forces, and more than 80 innocents have been killed by direct firing, severely injuring thousands, blinding and handicapping hundreds by killer pellet guns, placing millions of Kashmiris under strict army curfew with strict orders of shoot to kill for the past 27 days with absolutely no communication, ban on telephone lines, internet, mobiles services," she said.
"There are reports of economic blockade, medical emergency, attack on injured patients in hospitals, damaging of ambulances by Indian forces, displacing many of the Kashmiri peaceful protestors, molesting children, attacking the chastity of the sacred Kashmiri women, arresting of hundreds of protestors, slapping Public Safety Act and other draconian laws on under age Kashmiris and other such oppressive measures. All this barbarism by the Indian State has one goal to achieve and that is to break the will, passion and valor of Kashmiri people. But time and again it has been proved that these kind of measures have and will not succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiri people." Mushaal said that despite all what is going on in Kashmir from last 27 days, Indian leadership is in a constant state of denial and is trying hard to dub people's movement in Jammu Kashmir as a sponsored one.
The protesters at the venue said that a nation is asking for freedom with one voice, a nation is on streets, protesting for its rights with unity and is rendering sacrifices. They condemned the recent visit of Rajnath Singh, Home Minister of India, to Pakistan and also his recent statement in which he praised the Indian forces.
The hunger strike protest was attended by people from all segments of life including intellectuals, academicians, professors, lawyers, retired judges, bureaucrats, politicians from various political parties of Pakistan and PaK.
Speakers on the occasion said that a 1947 like situation is being created in the valley by present rulers who have through a organised strategy and without any shame started implementing the RSS agenda through ethnic cleansing and wiping out Muslims from Jammu and Kashmir region and changing the demography further. Speakers said that in 1947 Muslims constituted 66% of the total population in Jammu but more than five lakh Muslims were massacred and many more forcefully displaced by forces like RSS with the help of rulers of that time hence changing the demography of Jammu belt.
"Now same plan is being practiced in the valley through fake Industrial policies, sainik colonies to settle all the retired army men of India, welfare policy to shift the entire beggar community of India to the valley by issuing permanent residency certificates to non Kashmiris and non-Jammuites which is in complete contrast and in absolute negation of Article 370 that provides a special status to Jammu and Kashmir."