World community urged to give attention to HR violations in IoK

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Speakers at the seminar urged the world community to give due attention to the grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Flagrant violations of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir and brutal actions of killing and injuring innocent Kashmiris by Indian occupying forces need immediate attention.
The research based think-tank, MUSLIM Institute, organized a round table discussion in Islamabad titled “Human Rights Violation in IOK, Kashmiris’ Aspirations & Responsibility of International Community” to analyze prevailing situation in Kashmir, to convey the perspective and viewpoint of Kashmiri people to the world and to draw the attention of world community towards this issue.
Speakers emphasized that the current situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir is agonizing and painful. There is no denying the fact that Human Right violations by Indian occupied forces are being carried out for last seven decades but in July, a new black chapter of Human Right violations by Indian occupied forces, started when protests broke out in the aftermath of the killing of a young Kashmiri Burhan Wani. The torture of Kashmiris, blinding of people attending funerals, rape, killings and maiming, abuse and humiliation has become routine of daily life in the Indian occupied Kashmir. The use of steel pellets, officially a ‘non-lethal weapon’ in India, is blinding Kashmiri youth.
The medical aid to severely injured Kashmiris is not being provided and even ambulances are blocked and injured people are being denied timely treatment. It is the need of the hour that international aid agencies should be given access to save the young injured protesters, many of whom are in danger to lose their eyesight due to severe injuries from pellet guns. India is deliberately violating the Geneva Convention in Occupied Kashmir. European delegation has called IOK as beautiful prison. India instead of fulfilling its promises made with Kashmiris and international community has always tried to suppress the Kashmiris’ voice through military power.
According to United Nations resolution Kashmir dispute is an international issue and future of Kashmir is yet to be decided.

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