India’s phoney move

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INDIA continues to resort to different tactics to mislead the world community about actual situation in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

After organising guided tours of diplomats in previous years, it is now planning to host meeting of G-20 countries next year in the occupied Valley.

Through this false move, Modi wants to bolster its normalcy claims in IIOJK. It indeed is yet another smokescreen aimed at diverting international attention from massive and blatant human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in the occupied territory.

Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute between Pakistan and India and there are several UNSC resolutions on it.

Strongly reacting to controversial proposal, the Foreign Office said that contemplating the holding of any G-20 meeting in occupied Kashmir is in utter disregard of globally acknowledged disputed status of the territory and is a travesty that international community could not accept under circumstances.

We will suggest other member countries of the Group not to become part of the Indian ploy and reject Indian proposal forthwith.

The Foreign Office should also approach these member countries to convey its concerns.

Except few, important capitals have only shown insensitivity towards the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people and this is the reason that there is no end to Indian brutal campaign against Kashmiris, and if they now agree to attend the meeting in IIOJK, it will amount to rubbing more salt to their wounds.

The Indian notion of so-called normalcy in IIOJK has no feet to stand on as the territory has been turned into an open prison ever since the controversial steps of 5th August 2019 while genuine political leadership is under detention, the Kashmiri youth are being targeted on daily basis in fake encounters.

Numerous UN reports, including the two commissioned by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2018 and 2019, have re-confirmed ongoing Indian atrocities against the Kashmiri people.

Instead of holding G-20 summit, New Delhi should first allow fact-finding missions including the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) and international media to visit IIOJK and assess situation on the ground.

It is also for G-20 countries to push India to move towards resolution of this lingering dispute as per UNSC resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people. This is imperative for lasting peace and stability in the region and world.

 

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