Islamabad (June 16, 2017): Pakistan has urged the United Nation to take grave human rights violations perpetrated by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.
In a statement at the 35th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Pakistan said that Indian forces killed over 100 young unarmed Kashmiri protestors in recent time.
It is said the occupied Indian blinded hundreds of Kashmiris, including children, and injured over 16,000 protesters with live ammunition, pellet guns and gas shells.It further said that continuing Indian brutalities are a cause of deep anguish and pain for the Kashmiris and a slur on respect for human rights globally.
The statement urged the international community to force Indian to put an immediate end to the ongoing bloodshed of innocent Kashmiris.
The statement said the world witnessed its first “mass blinding” in Kashmir, which compelled the New York Times to label the year 2016 as a “Year of dead eyes” in Kashmir.
It said India has banned the social, electronic and print media to prevent reports of brutalities against Kashmiris from reaching the outside world. Despite this media blackout, the atrocities being committed in Kashmir are being reported in Indian and international media.Pakistan said these brutalities are also being increasingly criticized in many parliaments around the world. Political analysts and members of civil society from across the globe have concluded that the large scale uprising, clearly shows that Kashmir is a burning issue requiring urgent International attention.
It said the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir are losing faith in Indian democracy. In April, 2017 election, the abysmally low voter turnout of 7% collapsing to 2% during re-polling is the lowest in 30 years.
Earlier One civilian was killed and several others injured, when Indian troops used brute force on peaceful protesters in occupied Kashmir.According to Kashmir Media Service, people took to the streets after the troops launched a siege and search operation in Arwani area of Kulgam district. The troops fired pellets, bullets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the protesters and the troops. Several people were injured in the troops’ action.
The injured were shifted to District Hospital, Islamabad, and Sub-District Hospital, Bijbehara. One of the youth, Muhammad Ashraf hit by bullet was declared dead by the doctors at District Hospital, Islamabad.
People also staged forceful demonstrations in Pampore town against the siege and search operation in Arwani. The protesters clashed with Indian troops and police personnel deployed in the town.