The Indian authorities have blocked access to the Twitter account of Mushaal Mullick, wife of Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, after she wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking her husband’s release.
“My twitter account has been withheld/blocked in India and IIOJK for raising a voice for my oppressed people of Kashmir under Indian occupation and jailed husband Yasin Malik in response to [a] legal demand,” she wrote on Twitter.
My twitter account has been withheld/blocked in India and IIOJK for raising a voice for my oppressed people of Kashmir under Indian Occupation & Jailed Husband Kashmiri Freedom leader Yasin Malik in response to legal demand! #NoFreedomInIIOJK #YasinWifeWritesLetter2Modi
— Mushaal Hussein Mullick (@MushaalMullick) August 4, 2022
Mushaal also appreciated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan for making a strong demarche to the High Commission for the Republic of India over the fast deteriorating health condition of Yasin Malik.
The Indian government’s decision of blocking the account drew criticism from the netizens who condemned the act of fascism of the Narendra Modi regime.
“Welcome to the club. They blocked my account in India more than a year ago," wrote Tony Ashai, an American architect. "Here is my advise, open a new account and keep spreading the word.”
Welcome to the club. They blocked my account in India more than a year ago.
Here is my advise, open a new account and keep spreading the word.
— Tony Ashai (@tonyashai) August 4, 2022
Rehana Ali, a Kashmiri activist in the UK, said: “You, me and other colleagues are suffering. Twitter is cooperating with India which is a violation of freedom of expression.”
You, me & other colleagues are suffering.@Twitter is cooperating with India which is violation of #FreedomofExpression by 🇮🇳 & #USA also other countries where twitter is operating.
Our governments must raise this matter with twitter as 🇮🇳 charged us with #S69A under #ITA2000. pic.twitter.com/DCK33xTgQC
— 🍁 Rehana Ali ☘️ (@Rehana_Kashmiri) August 4, 2022
In her letter last week, Mullick asked PM Modi to order Malik's release. The Kashmiri freedom leader is languishing in the infamous Tihar jail.
Late last month, Pakistan strongly condemned India’s recent move of implicating the Hurriyat leader in two more fictitious cases, which have been crafted around incidents that took place more than 30 years ago.