Indian policies in Kashmir inspired by Israel’s occupation of Palestine: President Arif Alvi

President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday, stated that Indian policies in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) are extensively inspired by Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

Speaking at a rally in Islamabad in light of Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir, President Arif Alvi highlighted the similarity between Indian totalitarian regime in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Israel’s systematic annexation of Palestine over the years

The premier urged international community, media and human rights organization to play their due role against blatant human rights violations and state sponsored terrorism in the disputed valley by Indian forces.

Furthermore, the president highlighted the need of access by international media to effectively reflect the grave situation in the valley.

Expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir, Dr Arif Alvi stated that Pakistan stands firmly with its Kashmiri brothers and will continue its unconditional and undeterred support for the Kashmir cause.

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Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting – Shibli Faraz has said that Indian government through its lockdown restrictions has effectively turned Jammu and Kashmir into a prison.

It is to be noted that Pakistan is observing August 5th as ‘Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir’ to mark the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution and the revocation of Kashmir’s special autonomous status, followed by a strict inhumane lockdown and communications blackout.

United Nations (UN) human rights experts along with Human Rights Watch (HRW) have raised concerns over Indian policies in Kashmir and have condemned grave human rights violations by Indian forces and administration in the valley. 

Lockdown restrictions and telecommunications blackout in Kashmir have been compounded by COVID-19 pandemic as Indian government has used the virus outbreak as a cover for its illegal laws and policies in the valley.