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Pakistan will never forsake Kashmiri brethren: HR minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Senator Kamran Michael Thursday said that Pakistan stands shoulder to shoulder with Kashmiri brethren and would never forsake them.

“People of Kashmir are struggling for right of self determination and Pakistan has always raised human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) at International level,” he said while talking to media with human rights activist and wife of senior Kashmiri Hurriat Leader, Mishal Malik, at her residence in Islamabad.

While expressing solidarity with Kashmiri citizens on the black day, Kamran Michael said the situation of human rights is really very deploring in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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He added that the people of IHK have been sacrificing their lives, chastity, properties and even, their careers for the attainment of the plebiscite which has been guaranteed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and UN Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) resolutions.

The minister said Indian authorities are violating the basic human rights in Kashmir valley and India should stop this violation and urged the international community to come forward to play its effective role to raise the voice of innocent Kashmiris.

On this occasion, Mishal Malik said that India has not only been violating the human rights but the economic rights of the people of Kashmir as well and we will continue the struggle till the independence of Kashmir.

Ms Malik thanked the Senator Kamran Michael and appreciated the endeavour of Pakistan on Kashmir issue.

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Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael condemned the Indian brutality in Kashmir and said that the innocent people have become the victims of the Indian forces. He said Pakistan fully support the freedom movement of the people of IoK and urged the UN to take immediate and appropriate steps to redress their protracted grievances.



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