Mishal urges lawyers to fight Kashmir case

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Mishal urges lawyers to fight Kashmir case

LAHORE (APP): Mishal Malik, wife of Hurriyat leader Yasin Mailk, on Thursday urged lawyers to take up the Kashmir case and fight it legally.

Addressing lawyers at the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) here, she said that Kashmir was a legal issue in the light of the United Nations resolutions. She said that the LHCBA was a torch-bearer of fundamental rights and it had always raised the voice against all types of atrocities and initiated movements for the purpose. She said that lawyers should come forward and highlight the Kashmir cause.

Recounting atrocities on Kashmiris in Indian-held Kashmir, she said that more than 800,000 Indian troops had been deployed in the valley and innocent Kashmiris were being tortured and killed.

Kashmiris were being attacked with phosphorous shells by the Hindu barbarians for raising voice for their right to self-determination. The youth was being paralysed and their eyes damaged with the use of pallet guns by Indian forces, she added.

Thousands of Kashmiris have sacrificed their lives in the struggle for their independence, and others are determined to get freedom from India at any cost, she added.

She also asked politicians, political parties and organisations to come forward and highlight the Kashmir issue and Indian atrocities.

Speaking on the occasion, Acting President LHCBA Rashid Lodhi said that the bar was extending support to people of Kashmir at all levels. He said that without Kashmir, Pakistan was incomplete and Kashmir was our integral part.

He demanded the government resolve the Kashmir issue through legal means by approaching the International Court of Justice. He also announced forming the Kashmir Law Commission Committee which would be comprised of senior advocates. He assured Mishal Malik that the lawyers community, especially the LHCBA, stands with them and would never leave their Kasmiri brothers alone.

A large number of lawyers were present on the occasion, besides the bar office-bearers.