Pakistan on Sunday strongly condemned the arbitrary arrest and unlawful detention of distinguished Islamic students, together with Maulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi, Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri and 5 members of Jamaat-e-Islami, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
“These reprehensible actions taken a number of days earlier than the UN Common Meeting session mirror India’s rising inaction and blatant disregard for human rights and elementary freedoms,” a Overseas Workplace spokesperson mentioned in an announcement.
Pakistan additionally referred to as for the speedy launch of those non secular students and all different Kashmiri prisoners illegally detained by India. “The unlawful detention of Kashmiri Islamic students whereas the true representatives of the Kashmiri persons are already in Indian custody beneath faux circumstances and one other Indian try and rob the Kashmiri folks of their distinct non secular and cultural identification on false grounds,” the assertion mentioned. Is.” Studying.
The assertion termed the detention as reprehensible, additional stating that the arrest beneath the stringent Public Security Act (PSA), which defies all worldwide humanitarian legislation and permits preventive detention for 2 lengthy years with out requiring any trial, In a reprehensible retrospective transfer by Indian authorities, planning to illegally take over the properties of the religiously necessary ‘Waqf Board’.
The assertion highlighted that the students haven’t solely been unreasonably arrested, but in addition transferred from Kashmir to a jail in Hindu-majority Jammu beneath Indian fears of widespread protests and unrest attributable to such a malicious transfer. has given.
“These politically motivated arrests are clearly meant to suppress and marginalize the voices of Muslims of IIOJK,” the FO mentioned.
The FO referred to as upon India to instantly launch these non secular students and all different Kashmiri prisoners illegally detained by India. It additionally urged the worldwide group to concentrate to the alarmingly rising trajectory of Islamophobia in India, provoked on the behest of the BJP-RSS nexus, which aimed to suppress India’s Muslims, permitting them to apply their religion freely. to deprive them of house to commit and assault them. Locations of worship.