AS Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and around the world observed Indian Republic Day, the 26th of January (Wednesday) as Black Day to draw the world attention towards unresolved Kashmir dispute and continued gruesome human rights violations by the Indian forces on the people of Illegal Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IIOK), Pakistan’s permanent representative at the UN, Munir Akram, has aptly sensitized international community that India has become a virtual hut of terrorism, adding it is not a victim of terrorism but mother-ship of terrorism in South Asia.
Munir Akram, who is known for his meticulous work and research-based statements, presented facts and figures before the world body to substantiate his remarks that India was mother of terrorism in the region.
India has martyred at least 96,000 Kashmiris since 1989 with 900,000 troops deployed in the occupied valley since August 5, 2019.
Troops have been deployed in every city, town, village and neighbourhood of the occupied territory to impose what Indian leaders have themselves called a final solution for Jammu and Kashmir.
The gruesome tactics used by the occupation forces include cordon and search operations, fake encounters to extra-judicially kill innocent Kashmiri youths and imposed collective punishment to destroy and burn the Kashmiri neighbourhood, urban centres and villages.
They used live ammunition against peaceful protesters, including pellet guns which have blinded hundreds of Kashmiri children, arbitrarily detained 13,000 young Kashmiri boys, many of whom have been tortured and who are in the process of changing the demography of the occupied Kashmir from a Muslim majority state to a Hindu majority territory.
Indian Muslims and other minorities are also being terrorized through every possible means and Pakistan has suffered hugely in terms of human and material losses because of India-sponsored terrorism.
All these crimes are well documented in the dossiers that Pakistan has presented to the UN and other important capitals but India is avoiding punitive action because of its economic clout.
The UN should listen to the appeal made by Pakistan’s envoy for holding accountable those Indian officials and personnel responsible for such crimes and grave breaches of international humanitarian law.