Pakistan raises Human Rights concerns over deteriorating situation in IOJ&K

Pakistan has once more, highlighted the continuously deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) and grave human rights violation in the disputed valley on Friday.

According to the statement issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office, ever since the abrogation of Article 370 of Indian constitution by Narendra Mode led BJP government, the magnitude of India’s human rights abuses has reached new heights of brutality, impunity and shame. Indian forces have resorted to communications blockade, extra-judicial killings in fake ‘encounters’ and so-called cordon-and-search operations as a form of ‘collective punishment’  for  the people of disputed valley for their dissent and refusal to submit to Indian atrocities.

“Pakistan wishes to underscore the importance of growing international concern over the grave and systematic human rights abuses being perpetrated by Indian security forces against Kashmiris in the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K),” read the statement issued by FO.

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In addition to it, Foreign Office also highlighted that the UN human rights machinery has consistently spotlighted India’s non-compliance with its international human rights obligations. Through several official communications, nearly a dozen UN Special Rapporteurs have regularly raised serious concerns over India’s grave human rights violations in the valley and atrocities to suppress and subdue the local population.

Furthermore, Pakistan has urged International community to held India accountable for its inhumane practices and policies in IOJ&K, reiterating the need for enhanced international monitoring of and continued UN reporting on the human rights crisis in IOJ&K to save lives, dignity and freedoms of the Kashmiri people under illegal occupation for over seven decades.