Qureshi urges int’l community not to remain silent over IoK HR violations


MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged international community not to remain silent over the human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking to newsmen in Multan, he said situation in Occupied Kashmir is grave and it is the responsibility of international human rights organizations to highlight the plights of innocent Kashmiris.
He said the curfew in Occupied Kashmir has entered into 21st consecutive day and the innocent people of the territory are facing extreme hardships of life, where they have no access to food and medicines.
Earlier, talking to a private TV channel in Khanewal the Minister said, steps taken by Modi are not other than fascism and all intellectuals in India should openly condemn these steps.
Shah Mahmood said, it is his message for Sikh community in India to come to Pakistan to visit their worship places freely and without any restriction as Pakistan is opening Kartarpur Corridor on 11th of next month.
He said, he will visit Umar Kot Sindh on 31st of next month and will deliver a message of the complete protection of Hindu Temples in Pakistan to the Hindu community.
Foreign Minister said, India through locking up mosques in Jammu and Kashmir is establishing the fact that its secularism is a force. Pakistan on the other hand, is determined to provide complete protection to the churches and Temples including all worship places of all minorities living in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in his message to Sikh community said that Pakistan is opening Kartarpur Corridor to promote interfaith harmony.
He said in Pakistan Hindus are getting rights but Modi government has shown its true face by locking down the mosques in Occupied Kashmir.
Qureshi in his visit to Khanewal met newly elected members from south Punjab. Addressing on the occasion, he said the whole world is against Modi’s step of August 5 and people of India are divided on this issue.
He said BJP did not allow Muslims of Kashmir to offer Eid prayers and mosques were locked for Friday prayers. He said this shows that India wants genocide of minorities.
While announcing to open Kartarpur Corridor, Qureshi said Pakistan is protecting religious rights of minorities and they are given rights as per constitution of Pakistan.
Qureshi expressed hope that the struggle of Kashmiris will bear fruit and they will get freedom. – NNI