FO summons Indian Cd’A over death of Syed Ali Shah Geelani

By Staff Reporter
Sunday – September 5, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The Indian charge d’ affaires (Cd’A) was summoned to the foreign office (FO), on Friday, and conveyed Pakistan’s strong démarche on Indian occupation forces’ callous and inhuman handling of the mortal remains of the iconic Kashmiri leader and freedom fighter Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

According to a press release, it was conveyed that the Indian occupation forces’ shameless act of snatching the body of Syed Ali Shah Geelani from his family and disallowing his burial according to his will, was in blatant violation of international humanitarian law and all tenets of civil and human rights.

Indian occupation forces have repeatedly resorted to indiscriminate use of force against Kashmiris protesting against their inhuman conduct.

In the likely event of the situation spiralling out of control and based on India’s irresponsible behaviour in similar situations in the past, there are possibilities of India stage-managing some mischief in the occupied territory to divert world attention and to apportion blame on Pakistan or Kashmiri Hurriyat leadership for its own indefensible actions in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

It was emphasised to the Cd’A that India must refrain from any missteps that might further jeopardise regional peace.

He was reminded of Pakistan’s consistent stance that government of India (GoI) must immediately lift the illegal military siege in IIOJK, desist from measures to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory, withdraw its over 900,000 occupation troops and cease all human rights’ violations in the IIOJK forthwith.

Indian Cd’A was conveyed Pakistan’s principled position that lasting and durable peace in the region was contingent on the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people, the FO press release concluded.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, as per media reports, developed breathing complications due to his prolonged illness and died at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar whereat he was being forcibly kept for over a decade under house arrest.


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