Monday, March 27, 2023

Gandapur urges international community to take notice of rights violation in IoK


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur on Wednesday said that the Pakistan is pursuing a proactive diplomacy for resolution of Kashmir issue.

Addressing a seminar in Islamabad today, the minister said recent barbarism of India in occupied Kashmir, has exposed its heinous face globally.

“India is targeting Kashmiris, who are fighting for their right to self-determination in the held valley,” the minister continued.

Condemning grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Ali Amin Gandapur urged the international community to take notice of the deteriorating situation of people’s rights and play its role to end Indian oppression in the valley.

“Pakistan will continue to raise voice for Kashmiris at every forum,” the minister contented.

The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan soon after coming to power invited India for dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues through talks and peaceful means, adding opening of Kartarpur border was Pakistan’s initiative for peace in the region.

Mr Gandapur made it clear that Pakistan’s desire for peace, should not be taken as it weakness.

Indian troops martyr 95,238 since Jan 1989

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred 95,238 innocent Kashmiris, including 7,120 in custody, since January 1989 till date.

A report released by the research section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day revealed that these killings rendered 22,894 women widowed and 107,551 children orphaned. The troops molested or disgraced 11,107 women and damaged 109,191 residential houses and other structures. At least, 8,000 people were subjected to custodial disappearance.

The report pointed out that during this year alone, Indian forces martyred 350 Kashmiris including PhD scholars, an engineering student, teenagers and Hurriyet leaders and activists. The forces arrested 2,348 people including minor boys and women. The report maintained that the puppet authorities kept Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and other Hurriyat leaders under detention time and again and did not allow them to even carry out their religious activities.

The report said that since the extrajudicial killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on July 8, 2016, over 846 have been killed and more than 25,909 injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by troops on protesters. The eyesight of more than 3,000 youth has been either completely or partially damaged.


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