Published On: Fri, Dec 3rd, 2021
Published in Category: Islamabad

With no citizenship rights in IIOJK; int’l community should facilitate deportation of Pakistani-origin wives: Mushaal Mullick

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ISLAMABAD: The Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organisation Mushaal Hussein Mullick urged the world powers and human rights organizations to take notice of the plight of wives of Kashmiris who are living miserable life in absence of basic human rights in the occupied valley.

Mushaal Mullick, wife of jailed Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement on Thursday said that these Pakistani women who married to Kashmiris are facing difficult circumstances due to Modi’s callous attitude.

She said that nearly 350 Pakistani brides living in India Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) can’t visit their parents in Pakistan, as they are spending their lives as ‘stateless’ in Kashmir

Mushaal Mullick said that they are stuck in a place with no identity at all, as they have no citizenship rights, therefore these women have nowhere to go, as they are being punished for their only crime is to marry Kashmiri men. The Hurriyat leader said that the Indian government’s so-called ‘Rehabilitation Policy’ proved a hoax for these Pakistani brides, who are regularly holding protests in Srinagar seeking their return to Pakistan.

Mushaal Mullick stated that the state government denied these women travel documents to visit their families in Pakistan or Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The chairperson went on to say that scores of such Pakistani women have been diagnosed with depression in IIOJK; hence the issue of these women needs to be dealt with on a humanitarian basis.

She appealed that the government should ensure the deportation process for all those Pakistani women, who want to travel back.

Mushaal Mullick said that Pakistani wives’ plight in IIOJK is a challenge for human conscience and rights’ organizations should raise their voice for Pakistani women married to Kashmiris so as to resolve their issue of war-footing basis.