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PIL draws world attention to human crisis in IOK

PIL draws world attention to human crisis in IOK

Islamabad :On the ‘World Human Rights Day’ eve the Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) voiced concern over the human crisis is simmering in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) where around 15 million Kashmiri men, women and children, are living under a continuous curfew for over four months now.

A meeting of PIL, chaired by Sajid Ishaq, strongly condemned the Indian atrocities in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, where Indian government has imposed curfew on August 5, 2019 when it announced annexation of the disputed state of State of Jammu and Kashmir as Union Territory in violation of the United Nations resolutions.

“On the ‘World Human Rights Day’ falling on December 10, when the whole world will be pledging resolve to protect and promote human rights all over the world, 15 million Kashmiris will be living 128th day under curfew, all their rights usurped by the Indian government,” the PIL Chairman said.

“This is the worst case of human rights violations, enough to jolt the global champions of human rights to stand up and not raise only their voice against the Indian subjugation of Kashmir and denial of basic human rights to the Kashmiri people, living in painful conditions under curfew but take practical steps to force Indian government to immediately lift curfew and pull the 900,000 Indian Army back to the barracks out of Kashmir,” Sajid Ishaq said.

The meeting demanded of the United Nations as well as the international human rights organizations to take immediate and practical steps to help avert the biggest human crisis continuing in Kashmir since last 127 days.

The meeting also demanded of the United Nations and the international human rights bodies to send their fact finding delegations to the Indian Occupied Kashmir and expose atrocities unleashed by the Indian occupation forces and the Indian government against hapless Kashmiri men, women and children. They said that situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir is grave and a challenge for the world powers’ conscience.

Besides voicing concerns about the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir, the participants of the meeting took a serious note of human rights violations against marginalised segments of the society in Pakistan.

The meeting also condemned brutalities of police against minorities, denial of rights to them, the forced conversions and marriages and other issues concerning violations of human rights irrespective of cast, color and creed.

The participants pledged the resolve to continue their efforts to promote interfaith acceptance, love, harmony, peace and tolerance in the society to create a society where every human being is respected.

Article source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/581297-pil-draws-world-attention-to-human-crisis-in-iok

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