Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has addressed letter to Secretary General of United Nations Antonio Guterres on the conviction of Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the letter apprises the Secretary General of the circumstances of Yasin Malik’s conviction in a manifestly dubious and politically motivated case filed by the Indian National Investigation Agency, his chronic ailments and the ruthless treatment meted out to him in Indian jails. 

It also highlights that the incarceration of Yasin Malik his sham trial on concocted charges, his malicious conviction and the attempt to portray the legitimate freedom struggle of the Kashmiris as terrorism, illustrate India’s blatant disregard of its international legal obligations.

The Foreign Minister underscored that the malicious trial and conviction of Yasin Malik was a part of Indian government’s ongoing attempts to persecute and repress the Kashmiris and their leadership and to implicate them in fictitious and motivated cases.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari urged the Secretary General to play his role in promoting a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions.

He called upon international community to take immediate cognizance of India’s outrageous targeting of indigenous Kashmiri leadership through motivated cases.

He urged India to release all other Kashmiri leaders incarcerated on trumped-up charges and allow the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to determine their own future through a free and impartial UN-sponsored plebiscite as prescribed in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

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