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Senate unanimously condemns Indian atrocities in IOK

Senate unanimously condemns Indian atrocities in IOK
December 18, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning recent wave of repression and violence by the Indian security forces in Occupied Kashmir including the direct shooting at demonstrators in Pulwama claiming lives of a number of innocent Kashmiris and injuring many. The Senate resumed its session at the Parliament House on Tuesday afternoon with Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwala in the chair. The resolution moved by Sherry Rehman stated that no journalist, foreign tourists and Humanitarian organizations are allowed to enter the Occupied Kashmir. It said the continued atrocities by Indian Occupation forces can never suppress the just political struggle of the Kashmiri for the legitimate right of self-determination. The resolution took note of OIC Secretary General’s statement expressing strong condemnation of the killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir. It urged the OIC to call an emergency meeting on the said violations. The resolution called upon the international community to end its indifference and deliberate negligence of systematic repression of Kashmiris by the Indian Security forces through disappearances, human shields, state encounters, rapes, the use of live ammunition, illegal searches, seizures and use of pallet guns. Talking about resolution, Senator Abdul Qayyum said that the Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the United Nation resolutions. Speaking on a motion, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said the government is working on a concrete blueprint for the resolution of Kashmir issue. She said it is encouraging the European parliament for the first time is going to make public the human right violations in Occupied Kashmir. The minister said government will also invite UN Human Rights Commissioner to visit the Occupied Kashmir to take notice of the rights violations by the Indian security forces in the area. Shireen Mazari said UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution moved by Pakistan reaffirming the inviolability of right to self-determination for all people without exception including the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine. She said it is an important resolution as it has been considered that the struggle for right to self-determination has become illegitimate after 9/11 which is incorrect.