Separatist leader Yasin Malik’s wife joins protest held for Kashmiris in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Mishal Malik, wife of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, joined in protests against Indian atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir outside press club in Islamabad on Monday.


Mishal condemned the ongoing fresh wave of terrorism and genocide of innocent Kashmiris in the Indian-occupied Kashmir.

“Indian armed forces are carrying out horrible atrocities in the valley,” she said while talking to the media here today.

“How can India celebrate its Independence Day today while denying freedom to another group of people?” she said.

Mishal called on “champions of democracy” in India to stop attacks in the region, saying that Kashmiris were observing ‘Black Day’ on the Indian Independence Day to protest renewed atrocities by the Indian troops.

“India cannot curb our freedom by force for long,” she warned.

Two Kashmiris were martyred in firing by Indian security forces on Monday as Kashmiris in the occupied region observe Black Day on August 15 — India’s Independence Day.

Black flags were reportedly hoisted up on buildings and houses on the request of the Huriyat leaders.

Indian security forces arrested pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Gilani and Mir Waiz Umer Farooq.

The valley is currently facing a complete shutter down as the curfew enters into the 38th day.

Several rallies will take place today to protest against Indian occupation.

The violence and protests in the occupied region witnessed an escalation when freedom fighter Burhan Wani was martyred by Indian forces on the July 8.

Indian security forces have resorted to firing pellets to disperse protesters, injuring over 3,500 and rendering some blind.