ISLAMABAD (PR): Speakers at a seminar urged the world community to give due attention to the grave situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. Flagrant violations in Indian occupied Kashmir and brutal actions of killing and injuring innocent Kashmiris by Indian occupying forces need immediate attention.
The seminar titled ‘Bleeding Kashmir seeks world attention’ was organized by research based think-tank, MUSLIM Institute in Islamabad to analyze prevailing situation in Kashmir, to convey the perspective and viewpoint of Kashmiri people to the world and to draw the attention of world community towards this issue.
Muhammad Barjees Tahir was chief guest of the session and, Lt Gen (R) Senator Abdul Qayyum Malik, presided the session, Ambassador (R) Masood Khan, Ambassador (R) Inam Ul Haq, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, and Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Ali spoke on the occasion. Lars Rise, former parliamentarian Norway, Sara Flounders, Co-Director IAC USA, Victoria Schofeild British Author shared their views through video link. Speakers said that current situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir is agonizing and painful. It is a fact that Human Right violations by Indian occupying forces are being carried out for last seven decades but in last three weeks, a new black chapter of Human Right violations by Indian occupied forces started when protests broke out due to killing of a young Kashmiri Burhan Wani. It is due to oppression that any such incidents escalate wide spread protest in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The torture on Kashmiris, blinding of people attending funerals, rape of women, killings and maiming, abuse and humiliation has become routine of daily life in the Indian occupied Kashmir. The use of steel pellets, officially a ‘non-lethal weapon’ in India, is blinding Kashmiri youth. The medical aid to severely injured Kashmiris is not being provided and even ambulances are blocked and injured people are being denied timely treatment. It is need of hour that there should be access of international aid agencies to save the young injured persons, many of whom are in danger to lose their eyesight due to severe injuries from pellet guns. European delegation has called IOK as beautiful prison. India instead of implementing its promises made with Kashmiris and international community has always tried to suppress the Kashmiris’ voice through military power and tried to declare Kashmir as its integral part by holding rigged elections and trying to portray them as alternate of plebiscite which has been strongly rejected by Kashmiri masses. According to United Nations resolution Kashmir dispute is an international issue and future of Kashmir is yet to be decided. Furthermore Indian designs are intended for demographic changes in Kashmir which are illegal under international law and are widely condemned by Kashmiris, Pakistan and many international scholars. Pakistani flags on the occasions of public protests and funerals of are open message to India. Pakistan is raising the Kashmir issue on international level but people of Pakistan and government need to do more to highlight Kashmir issue on all available platforms for its peaceful resolution. Pakistan foreign office and Kashmir committee should play their role in this regard.
The access of impartial organizations and media in IOK has been restricted by Indian authorities to hide the ground realities. Telecommunication, newspapers, internet services