Pakistan condemns Indian restrictions on Eid-ul-Azha prayers in IOK

Pakistan has strongly condemned Indian restrictions on Eid-ul-Azha festivities and prayers in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) in a statement, has denounced the illegal restrictions on Eid-ul-Azha prayers and festivities.

“Imposition of restrictions on prayers on one of the most important days of the Islamic calendar represents complete disrespect by the Indian government for the sentiments of the Muslims of Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIoJ&K). It is also a flagrant violation of their fundamental freedom of religion,” said the statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Furthermore, the statement also highlighted Indian government has used COVID-19 outbreak to impose inhumane and illegal restrictions in the disputed valley.

It also accused PM Narendra Modi led BJP government of discriminating against Muslims, as other religious communities are being allowed to practice their festivals and only Muslims are being subjugated and subjected to discriminatory restrictions.

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Moreover, Pakistan has urged  United Nations (UN), humanitarian organizations and international community to heed to the plight of Kashmiri people and play their role in implementation of UN Security Council resolutions regarding Kashmir issue.