PM urges world to hold offenders of abuses of HR in IoK accountable


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that over 72 years of illegal occupation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) were a saga of brutalization of the Kashmiri people.
In his message to the nation on Right to Self-Determination Day annually observed on January 5, the prime minister said that around 900,000 occupation forces have converted the region into the largest prison in the world.
Imran Khan said that India, after August 5, 2019, has unleashed a new reign of terror in IOJ&K, locking the region down and abusing human rights of the innocent people especially women, children and the elderly with impunity.
He further said that every year, the January 5 reinforces Pakistan’s commitment to uphold the fundamental human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, adding that being a party to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Pakistan stood ready to play its role to ensure a free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
On this day, in 1949, the United Nations (UN) made a commitment for the realization of the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations.
He said the day also reminded the international community, especially the United Nations, of the imperative of honouring its commitment towards people of Jammu and Kashmir. He viewed that the importance of the inalienable right to self-determination has been acknowledged in all important human rights covenants and decisions of the United Nations
General Assembly and the Security Council.
Due to Indian intransigence, the UN Security Council has failed to fulfill its pledge to the Kashmiri people.
“Kashmiri people had been deprived of their rights to life, food, health, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion and above all, the right to self-determination for over 150 days,” the prime minister said.
The recent wave of unprecedented Indian state-sponsored terrorism in IOJ&K and discriminatory steps against minorities, especially Muslims, were a clear manifestation of the Hindutva ideology espoused by the RSS-inspired Indian Government, he added.
PM Imran urged the world to ensure that human rights abuses did not go unpunished and that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes against humanity were held accountable.
“Our strong and steadfast moral, political and diplomatic support for the Kashmiri people will continue till the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination,” he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that there is contrast between the Nankana incident and treatment with minorities in India.
He said that recent condemnable incident in Nankana Sahib is against his vision and will find zero-tolerance by his government.
The Prime Minister said that Modi’s RSS vision supports minorities’ oppression and the targeted attacks against Muslims are part of this agenda, the prime minister said in a tweet today.
The major difference between the condemnable Nankana incident & the ongoing attacks across India on Muslims & other minorities is this: the former is against my vision & will find zero tolerance & protection from the govt incl police & judiciary;
Prime Minister Khan further said that the minorities will find protection by police and judiciary in Pakistan.
RSS goons conducting public lynching and Muslims being violated by mobs are not only supported by Modi government but Indian police also leads anti-Muslim attacks, Imran Khan said in his social media statement.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to simplify the process of obtaining licenses and no objection certificates (NOCs) from the regulatory agencies.
In this regard, the cabinet division has been ordered to prepare a draft of the procedure for simplification of the process, and present it at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad.
Reportedly, the premier has directed the officials to remove the complexities from the ‘difficult’ process of issuing licenses, certificates and NOCs from regulatory agencies on a predefined procedure, and within the stipulated time. – NNI