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Federal cabinet decides to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on April 6

ISLAMABAD: A special meeting of the federal cabinet on Monday decided to observe Kashmir Solidarity on April 6, Friday, in support of the brave and resilient people of India-Occupied Kashmir who are  continuously demonstrating against Indian atrocities in the valley, ARY News reported.

According to details, the emergency meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reviewed the situation in India-Occupied Kashmir afterthe recent Indian brutalities and killings and adopted the following resolution:

The Federal Cabinet strongly condemns the brutal and indiscriminatory use of force by the Indian occupation forces that resulted in the martyrdom of more than 20 innocent Kashmiris in Shopian and Anantnag in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

The Federal Cabinet emphatically condemns the suspension of communication services, especially the internet in the valley, and underscored that such reprehensible Indian attempts aimed at silencing the voice of the Kashmiris from reaching the international community would never succeed.

The Federal Cabinet pays a rich tribute to the brave and resilient people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir who have been continuously demonstrating against the brutal repression, incarceration, torture and extra judicial killing perpetrated by the illegal occupation Indian forces.

The Federal Cabinet emphatically condemns the draconian laws, including POTA, TADA, PSA and AFSPA imposed by India in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It further stresses that the deteriorating situation in IoK and the Indian escalation at the Working Boundary and the LoC is a flashpoint and a threat to regional peace and tranquility.

Expressing solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir the Federal Cabinet urges the international community to take cognizance of the gross and systematic human rights violations of the Kashmiris in IOK and requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission to send Fact Finding missions to the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

The Cabinet also reiterates the Prime Minister’s request to the UN Secretary General to appoint a Special Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir with a mandate flowing from the unimplemented UN Security Council resolutions.

The Federal Cabinet also decides to send special envoys of the Prime Minister, including the President of Azad Jammu Kashmir, to selected capitals to highlight the deteriorating situation in IoK.

The Federal Cabinet declares that  April 6, 2018 be observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day in support of our Kashmiris brothers and sisters against Indian brutalities. Some Cabinet members would participate in the Joint Session of the AJK Legislative Assembly on April 4, 2018.

Kashmir Bleeds

Indian authorities Monday shut schools and blocked internet services in Occupied Kashmir, after a weekend of protests and gunbattles left 20 dead and 200 injured — including a number of people with damaged eyesight.

Three India soldiers and 17 Kashmiris died in a series of clashes south of the main city of Srinagar, in the single worst day of Indian brutality violence in Kashmir since 2016.

Thousands took to the streets over the weekend to protest against Indian atrocities but Indian police opened fire with live rounds and pellet guns on crowds who threw stones and chanted slogans against Indian rule.

Doctors said Monday the extent of pellet gun injuries was the worst they had seen since hundreds were wounded in unrest that followed the shooting death of charismatic Kashmiri separatist Burhan Wani in July 2016.

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