Pakistan concerns over Indian atrocities in Kashmir

Demands release of detained Kashmiri leaders

Srinagar, Oct 16 : Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan on Sunday sought immediate attention of the world to stop ‘genocide’ by India in Kashmir and also demanded release of endangered Hurriyat leaders.

According to a statement issued to KNS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan said that the constantly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Kashmir is a matter of grave concern to the people and the Government of Pakistan. “It has been 100 days since the extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, that forces have been indulging in crimes against humanity in the Valley, unabated,” the statement reads.

They in a statement said that more than 150 innocent Kashmiris have been killed in cold blood; over 15,000 are injured and around 1000 suffer from eye injuries due to merciless use of pellet guns, which rendered many hundreds completely blind and scores partially, including children and women.

“Thousands of forced disappearances of Kashmiri youth at the hands of Indian forces with their fate unknown for months is also a matter of deep concern,” they said.
They said that people and the Government of Pakistan remain extremely worried over continued detention of Hurriyat Leaders.

“The illegal detention of APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, is taking toll on the health of the veteran leader. We express serious concern over the mental torture being inflicted upon Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by keeping him in solitary confinement. The health of Yasin Malik has been allowed to be deteriorated in inhuman conditions in prison because Indian occupation forces, which operate with impunity, are well aware that he is a heart patient,” they said.

The statement further reads that the prolonged detention of Hurriyat leaders in the inhuman environment is a serious violation of the human rights as prisoners of conscience.

“Kashmiri women leader, Asiya Andrabi, also remains under arrest for more than two weeks now with her state of welfare unknown,” they said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan as per the statement calls for attention of the International Community, particularly, the UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Secretary General OIC, and Permanent Members of UNSC for taking immediate measures to stop India from committing genocide of defenseless Kashmiris, assign fact finding missions to the Kashmir and initiate trial of those responsible for the crimes against humanity in Kashmir. (KNS)

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