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Two former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir today said that the induction of Mashal Mullick – the wife of Yasin Malik as a Minister in Pakistan is an internal matter of Pakistan.
Talking to reporters separately Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti said that India should be least concerned about the issue as it is the internal matter of Pakistan.
Pakistan’s interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has included Mushaal Hussain Malik, the wife of imprisoned Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, in his cabinet. She has been designated as Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights.
“Does Pakistan ask India which ministers should be appointed? If not then why Pakistan will seek suggestions from India when it comes to the induction of any minister,” Omar Abdullah responded to a question of a reporter in Srinagar.
Mehbooba Mufti said that Mashal Mullick is not involved in any crime like the Sadhvi Pragya of India. “If a terror convict like Sadhvi Pragya can become a Parliament member and abuse Mahatma Gandhi, what’s wrong with Mashal Mullick who is not involved in any crime. It is the internal matter of Pakistan,” said said.
She further said that the appointment of Mashal Mullick at least shows that Pakistan is rewarding and honoring those who work for Jammu and Kashmir unlike India which disrespected and dishonored a towering personality like Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah who believed in the idea of India and acceded with India.
Pragya Singh Thakur, better known as Sadhvi Pragya, is a Member of Parliament representing Bhopal and belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts where 10 people were killed and 82 more were injured. [KNT]