The children of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir haven’t been to schools during last 17 months. They went into lockdown way before the pandemic lockdown actually took place. The trauma, the fear and constant stress have not only deteriorated their academic performance but it has and it shall impact their psychosocial development, said Raja Muhammad Anwer, Vice President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). While expressing his views on the Kashmir Solidarity Day that also marks 550th day of lockdown in the valley, he reiterated that every new day brings more miseries and problems for the innocent and harmless Kashmiris.
World experienced a lockdown first time ever in the history and it not only put economic wheel to halt but it actually created stress and anxiety among masses. Despite having all the facilities, ample food supply and so many entertainment opportunities, the world is unable to deal with the restrictions of a lockdown.
This world needs to understand how Kashmiri brothers and sisters have been dealing with all these restrictions, that too without all these facilities, he added. Undoubtedly, Kashmir has become an international debate. Prime Minister has raised the Kashmir issue at the highest platform available but now it calls for a joint global action.
India has set new records of state-terrorism by this lockdown and communication blockade, eight million Kashmiris have been imprisoned in their own land by almost a million occupation soldiers. The way Indian Occupation Forces have carried out human rights violations in the valley, including rape, murders and detaining youngsters illegally for years, this world cannot turn a blind eye to the situation anymore, India is a threat to regional peace and security. We as a business community reaffirm our unflinching support for the people of Kashmir and FPCCI shall continue to raise voice at all available platforms to support the Kashmir cause. We urge the international community and United Nations to take action. The right to self-determination in accordance with the UN charter and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, should never be denied to any nation present on the face of earth. Any negligence on the part of the world shall tantamount to being party to the oppressor.