The Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee led by Senator Mushahid Hussain, chairman Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with the Foreign Minister today at the Foreign Office to deliberate on the recent situation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK).

The Foreign Minister apprised the members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee of the efforts undertaken by the Government to highlight the issue o gross human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Minister stated that the Reports by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UK’s All Parties Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG), confirm the atrocities being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He emphasized that we need to highlight the findings of these reports before the international community and reiterate our call for establishment of a Commission of Inquiry (COI), as recommended by the OHCHR Report, to investigate the human rights violations in IoK.

The participants agreed that it was essential to draw the attention of the world community towards the humanitarian emergency in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. They also pledged their support to the valiant people of IoK in their just struggle to achieve their right to self-determination.


28th January, 2019

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