Pak bashes India on IOJK in UK
By Staff ReporterThursday – June 4, 2020
According to an official statement, they also discussed the grave human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).
Both agreed on strengthening linkages between the two countries through active participation of Pakistani diaspora in the UK and exploring new avenues of trade and investment.
They agreed that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute, which must be resolved in accordance with united nations security council (UNSC) resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The high commissioner expressed concern over the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the wake of Indian illegal action of Aug 5, 2019.
He highlighted the sufferings of Kashmiris in IOJK, who remain under Indian siege for over 300 days, with complete communication blockade and denial of access to media and human rights defenders.
The high commissioner invited MP’s attention to the documented accounts of India’s human rights violations in IOJK, including office of the united nations high commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) reports, amnesty international’s report on mass blinding, Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident of 1991, international people’s tribunal on Kashmir’s (IPTK) account of unnamed, unmarked mass graves in 2009, warnings of genocide watch and various other harrowing accounts of repression, torture, night raids, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, as documented by international media and human rights organisations.
The British labour party politician, MP, UK shadow foreign secretary Nandy expressed her resolve, and that of the labour party, in continuing to highlight human rights abuses in IOJK with all concerned stakeholders.