In an interview with Voice of America, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar reaffirmed Pakistan’s steadfast support for oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) saying Pakistan will continue to raise the longstanding dispute at all international forums in-cluding the United Nations. His remarks have come at a time when he is about to embark upon a visit to New York to address the annual UN General Assembly session on the 22nd of this month.
Pakistan being a party to Kashmir dispute has always tried to forcefully project blatant human rights violations taking place in IIOJK where rape and sexual assault is being used as a weapon of war against women whilst pellet guns are being used to stifle the voice of Kashmiri people for right to self determi-nation but regrettable part is that out of political and economic expediency, the international commu-nity especially important capitals that can exert influence on New Delhi have turned a complete back towards crimes being committed by Modi Junta. While these countries are quick to make comments on Ukraine conflict, they remain conspicuously silent on dire human rights violations in IIOJK. The same double standard was exhibited at recently concluded G-20 meeting hosted by India. Despite New Delhi itself being under scrutiny for documented violations of fundamental human rights against Kashmiri residents and Indian Muslims, the summit’s 37-point declaration noticeably avoided addressing these concerns. Instead the declaration delved into Ukraine’s conflict emphasising the human suffering it has caused and its adverse global ramifications including impacts on food and energy security, supply chains, macro financial stability, inflation and economic growth.
While the issue of Russia-Ukraine conflicts needs to be resolved, but not addressing longstanding dispute of Kashmir also poses a serious threat to regional peace and stability. Hence, the world will have to shun double standards and speak for the oppressed people. And as elections are around the cor-ner in India, Modi Junta is again resorting to negative tactics for electoral gains. For this purpose, there are genuine concerns that Modi government can repeat Pulwama like false flag operation. Of late, sev-eral officers and soldiers of the Indian Army were killed in an encounter in the Uri sector of Baramulla. Just days earlier, on September 12, news of a similar alleged operation by Indian forces in Anantnag had surfaced. Modi is ready to sacrifice the blood of both its citizens and military personnel to secure victory in the elections. As PM Anwar ul Haq Kakar takes the UNGA podium, these sinister designs on part of Indian government needs to be fully highlighted and exposed.