India must stop violence in Kashmir, joint parliament session adopts resolution
ISLAMABAD: A joint session of the parliament on Friday collectively adopted a resolution against Indian aggression in the held Kashmir, urging the international community to take notice of harsh human rights violation in the valley by Indian troops.
Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz presented the resolution in the session today, which also condemned the use of banned weapons against unarmed and innocent civilians in the disputed valley – divided between Pakistan and India since 1947.
Members of the parliament categorically announced to continue to support Kashmiris and its true leadership on political, humanitarian and diplomatic grounds worldwide in the future as well.
The resolution strongly condemned the open use of pellet guns against peaceful demonstrators in Kashmir that has made hundreds of them blind.
Repeated ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) across their Kashmir border was also criticised in the resolution, calling it a failed attempt by New Delhi to deflect world’s attention from Indian atrocities in Kashmir.
The international community must question India over its brutal use of forces in the disputed valley, it urged.
The members of the parliament maintained in the decree that the issue of Kashmir should be resolved as per the wishes of the people of Kashmiri and the earlier resolutions of the United Nations (UN).
Earlier on Friday, the upper house of the parliament approved a report, containing policy guidelines over the changing regional situation following a recent freeze in relations between Pakistan and India in the wake of Uri attack and cross-border ceasefire violations.