India must end gross & systematic HR violations in IIOJK

Pakistan has urged the international community to call upon India for ending its gross and systematic violations of human rights in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)

Pakistan has also urged that India should revoke its illegal and unilateral actions since 5th August 2019 and free all illegally detained Kashmiri political leaders and activists.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson, addressing a press conference in Islamabad, said, “Let me at the outset refer to the continuing grave human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.”

He said that the unabated wanton state terrorism by the Indian forces has resulted in the martyrdom of three more young Kashmiris in the Shopian and Islamabad districts of the occupied territory.

The Spokesperson said that a just, peaceful resolution of the dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people was necessary for lasting peace in the region.

Talking about the recent Amnesty International report, he said, “We have seen the report by Amnesty International and I think it echoes the grave and intensifying human rights abuses in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir by India since 5th August 2019.”

“The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as you are aware has also issued two reports in 2018 and 2019. The High Commissioner and several civil society organizations have also consistently raised deep concerns in several sessions of the Human Rights Council over the wide range of human rights crimes being committed by India in the internationally recognized disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir. UN experts have publicly characterized the human rights situation in IIOJK, as in ‘free fall’.”