Pakistan urges international community to play its role in providing justice to the people of IOK

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says Pakistan will continue to raise its voice against the recent atrocities of Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. He was talking to media along with special assistant to Prime Minister on political affairs Asif Kirmani after enquiring the health of Azad Kashmir PML (N) candidate in PIMS today. Referring to brutal activities by Indian forces last day in Occupied Kashmir, he said that United Nations and international Human Rights Organizations should take notice of these human rights violations in the held territory. Pervaiz Rashid said that India could not suppress the freedom voice of Kashmiris through force. He urged international community to play its role in providing justice to the people of Occupied Kashmir.

FO Statement (10th July 2016)

Pakistan strongly condemns continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in IOK- reiterates resolution of Kashmir dispute

The extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable. Such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and can not deter the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand for the realisation of the right to self determination.  Pakistan also has serious concerns over the detention of Kashmiri leadership in Indian Occupied Kashmir and calls upon the Indian government to fulfill its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. Pakistan reiterates that the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible by the realisation of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the UNSC resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices.

Chairman Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has termed recent martyrdom of innocent youths by Indian troops’ declaration of war against people in Occupied Kashmir

Speaking in a programme of Radio Pakistan's News and Current Affairs Channel, he said indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators shows that Indian government has given task to troops and police to kill maximum Kashmiris. Mirwaiz urged the international community to take cognizance of such atrocities by the Indian forces against innocent civilians. He said establishment of colonies for retired troops and other such plans of Indian government are aimed at changing of demographic position of Occupied Kashmir. Mirwaiz said Kashmiri Hurriyat Leadership and people are facing the worst kind of persecution and human rights violations.

Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in hospitals as the number of people injured in firing by Indian troops on protesters is on the rise.

Principal Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr Qasiar Ahmad told media that a medical emergency has been declared in view of the ongoing situation in Kashmir and routine admissions operation and leaves of the doctors have been cancelled.

In occupied Kashmir, death toll in firing by Indian troops on protesters has risen to 18 while over 200 have been injured, so far.

One youth lost his life when security forces opened fire on protesters in Pulwama this morning. Earlier, three people, who were seriously injured in firing incidents yesterday, succumbed to their injuries last night. Meanwhile, curfew was imposed in the occupied valley today. On the other hand, a two-day shutdown is also being observed in the entire Kashmir Valley from today against the killing spree unleashed by Indian army and police following the martyrdom of Burhan Wani. Call for the strike was given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani and Hurriyet Leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.


Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert): 

“India never expressed serious attitude in resolving the Kashmir dispute. Kashmiris have been struggling for their independence for long and their efforts and sacrifices will not go in vain. International community must take notice of Indian brutalities and violation of human rights in IOK by Indian forces.  Indian government has deputed a huge number of army personnel in IOK who have been involved in killing innocent people. The only solution to Kashmir dispute is giving the people of Kashmir the right of self-determination. The solution of Kashmir dispute is vital for the regional peace.”

Iftikhar Gillani (Senior Journalist):

“The situation in Indian Held Kashmir is still critical. More than 200 Kashmiris have been injured and 18 people have reportedly been killed so far. Indian government has requested the Hurriyat leaders to support the Indian forces in controlling the situation which is a confession that Indian forces are unsuccessful in IOK. The prevailing situation cannot be controlled without negotiations. Indian government will never succeed in its mission to divert the attention of Kashmiri people from their cause. The issue must be resolved in accordance with UN resolutions.”


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