Int’l community urged to impress India to stop human rights violations

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) is under complete siege from last three months. Indian actions are crimes against humanity and India should be made accountable for this. Kashmir conflict is not a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan; it is the struggle for right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, according to a message received from Brussels, Tuesday.
Addressing to press conference here in Brussels along with Shaffaq Mehmmod MEP, Ali Raza Syed Chairman Kashmir EU Council and Angana P. Chatterji. Raja Farooq Haider Khan said that India is trying to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. Modi government is working on the Hindutva agenda of RSS.
The AJK premier said that people of Jammu and Kashmir shall not compromise on their right to self-determination. They had paid sacrifices, about half million people were killed in this struggle, about 1.5 million migrated. People of IOJ&K are facing torture, molestation, humiliation and oppression. He demanded from international community to impress India to stop human rights violations, release political prisoners, repeal draconian laws and stop cross boarder shelling on the LoC in AJK.
“Constitutional changes made by India to abrogate Article 370 and 35-A is the clear violation of UNSC resolution No.122 of 1957 and International humanitarian law” he added, “India is occupier and she had no right to change the status of state and shift her population in this disputed territory”. The Premier said that India and Pakistan should enhance the status of these units rather than relegate as India did in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan had always respected the will and wishes of Kashmiris.
“Erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir had two hundred years old history as one state,
Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh could not be divided but India had divided these two parts and gave them status of union territory without any autonomy and legislative powers. These territories shall be directly controlled by Delhi” he briefed.
“From last three months Jammu and Kashmir has been cut off from the rest of the world even from India. There is a complete lock down, media gag, blockade of internet and telephone and all communication system blocked. There is a shortage of food and medicines and people have no access to hospitals. The Kashmir had been converted as cage of humanity. Indian government is not allowing anyone to access even Indian parliamentarian are not allowed”, he added.
“More than 14,000 young people from 09 to 28 years had been arrested, many incidents of extra judicial killings, molestations of women and torture since 5th August” he briefed.
Farooq Haider Khan said that all political leadership in J&K is in jails even India’s own puppet former chief ministers also arrested. Handpicked civil servants of India have been appointed as the Lt. Governors of both units of Jammu and Kashmir. All constitutional and administrative powers had been delegated to them.
Prime Minister AJK said that India is targeting civilian population at the ceasefire line areas of Azad Kashmir to divert international attention from human rights violations in IOJ&K. Indian army is using cluster bombs.
“In this year, 53 civilians were killed and 246 injured due to Indian shelling. Indian forces are targeting schools, colleges, hospitals, mosques, women and children. Due to this heavy targeted shelling, people from line of control areas are migrating towards the safe places. The tourism and sources of livelihood of the people had been badly affected. This situation had increased the financial pressure on Govt. of Azad Kashmir”, he added.

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