ISLAMABAD – Former Interior Minister and Chairman Institute of Research & Reforms (IRR) Senator A. Rehman Malik has strongly condemned the Israeli forces attack on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque on Friday and urged the UN and International Human Rights bodies to break silence on Palestine and Kashmir. He said that the brutal attack by Israeli forces against unarmed peaceful worshippers was against all humanitarian norms and human rights laws.
Senator A. Rehman Malik was addressing a webinar as keynotes speaker on the Palestine issue which was organised by Ambassador Dr. Shaid Amin and was attended by a large number of speakers. The speakers in-cluded parliamentarians, diplomats and human rights activists from across the globe.
From the forum, he appealed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to dispatch COVID vaccines to people of Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir (IIOK) on urgent basis as people were living there under cruel curfew in the most difficult time of coronavirus pandemic without free access to medicine and hospitals.
He suggested that activists, diplomats and parliamentarians attending the conference should use their influence to visit the IIOK to observe the human rights violations and deliver medicines and vaccines to people there. The participants of the webinar seconded his suggestion and re-solved that they would leave no stone unturned to arrange a visit to the IIOK. They also agreed on arranging a monthly seminar on the issue of Kashmir and Palestine.
Senator A. Rehman Malik expressed grave concerns on the condition of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists in various Indian jails. He said that the lives of Kashmiri detainees were in dangers due to increase in COVID-19 pandemic. He demanded their immediate release and urged UN to play its role to release Kashmiri leaders.
He also condemned the highly discriminatory resolution passed by EU Parliament against Pakistan and urged the President EU Parliament to withdraw it. He demanded a resolution against India in EU Parliament for state sponsored crimes against humanity and minorities.