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Senate condemns Indian blames against Pakistan over Pulwama attack

Senate condemns Indian blames against Pakistan over Pulwama attack
February 25, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Senate unanimously passed a resolution, moved by Raja Zafarul Haq, condemning premediated reactions, threats, and war hysteria by India in the aftermath of Pulwama attack in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir (IHK). In the resolution, it also condemned the frivolous propaganda campaign launched by New Delhi against Pakistan, which is escalating during elections’ times in India. The resolution appreciated government’s stance of offering assistance to India in investigations of this attack and to take action on actionable intelligence or evidence. It reiterated that no one should underestimate Pakistan’s ability and commitment to defend its borders against any external aggression. The House deplored the continued state-sponsored violence orchestrated by Indian security forces against Kashmiris in the form of disappearances, stage encounters, rapes, uses of live ammunition, and pellet guns. It also condemned the surge in atrocities perpetrated by India against Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir and targeting of Kashmiri students in various parts of India. The resolution reaffirmed the observations made in UN human rights reports, mentioning grave human rights violations in Indian 0held Jammu Kashmir at the hands of Indian security forces. It appreciated a joint resolution of members of the British Parliament for acknowledging human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and urging the international community to play its due role in getting this stopped. The resolution maintained that India has failed to suppress indigenous freedom movement of the people of Kashmir against Indian occupation. It urged the government to effectively coordinate with the world community to raise human rights violations at the international forums with a view to seek a final settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions. On request of leader of the Opposition Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani issued production orders of Senator Kamran Michael enabling him to attend current complete session of the Upper House.
Pulwama attack
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district of Indian-held Jammu Kashmir. The attack resulted in the death of more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. A local youth named Adil Ahmed Dar was identified as the attacker. Indian media and politicians have since been blaming Pakistan for the attack without any evidence.