The Pakistan Embassy here held ‘Special briefing’ at its Chancery today to highlight continuing India’s reign of terror in Kashmir and to express solidarity with struggle of the people of Kashmir against Indian oppression.
The event began with recitation from the Holy Quran followed by a photo exhibition of Indian atrocities committed against the people in its occupied part of Kashmir. The photographs graphically portrayed the violence and brutality of Indian armed forces against innocent Kashmiri civilians including women and children.
A comprehensive ‘updated fact sheet’ compiling Indian atrocities and brutality against the innocent and unarmed Kashmiri people since 1989 was also released. The ‘fact sheet’ also highlighted recent incidents of intensified Indian state terrorism against innocent and unarmed civilians starting from 8 July 2016.
The videos depicting these brutal acts of the Indian occupying forces were also shown.
Speaking on this occasion the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Mr. Nadir Chaudhri, explained the origin and history of the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India calling it the ‘unfinished agenda of India’s partition’. He said India has consistently defied the international community by not implementing UN resolutions calling for a solution of the Kashmir dispute nor seriously engaging in bilateral talks with Pakistan to resolve this dispute.
He said the Kashmiri people were kith and kin of Pakistanis who were suffering horrific atrocities at the hands of ‘900,000 Indian occupation forces that had killed 94,952 people, arrested 143,381 and raped 11,058 women since 1989’. He added Pakistan would ‘never’ let the Kashmiris down and will continue to provide political, diplomatic and moral support to them.
He further said the new generation of Kashmiris has again stood up against continuous use of brutal force by Indian occupation forces. The latest wave of violence started on 8 July 2016 when Indian Armed forces used disproportionate force and Pellet Guns against unarmed and innocent civilians, protesting over the extra-judicial killing of a Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani. Since 8 July 2016, more than 240 civilian have lost their lives and 21,183 have been injured, many of them in critical condition. About 250 youth including girls have permanently lost their eyesight due to pellet injuries to their faces.
On 1st April 2018, Indian forces killed more than 20 innocent unarmed civilians and injured more than 200 in crackdown in Shopian and Anantnag districts. About 10 youth received eye injuries with the use of pellet guns. In order to suppress the voices of Kashmiri people, Indian forces imposed curfew and suspended internet services in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and other areas. Moreover, Kashmiri leaders were arrested and kept under house arrest.
The Ambassador called upon the international community to take notice of the plight of the Kashmiri people and play their part in alleviating their miseries.
Last modified: November 24, 2019
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