Fatemi briefs OIC ambassadors over Indian HR violations in Occupied Kashmir

03 Nov, 2016 7:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant to the prime minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi briefed the Islamabad-based Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) ambassadors on the continuing human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He condemned the Indian brutalities in the held territory, resulting in killing of more than 115 innocent people and injuring more than 16,000.

Fatemi noted that more than 1,000 people have been injured due to the use of pellet guns by the Indian occupation forces and more than 160 have become permanently blind. He referred to the systematic and grave human rights violations as crime against humanity.

While appreciating the continued support of the OIC for the Kashmir cause, as reflected in the unanimous passage of resolution on Kashmir by 43rd OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on Oct 19 in Tashkent, he urged the OIC countries to continue to condemn the Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and play an effective role to end the bloodshed.

He referred to Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir as the oldest unresolved disputes on the agenda of the UN Security Council. He called for vigorous efforts for the resolution of both these disputes in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

Fatemi also highlighted the escalated situation at the Line of Control and Working Boundary, resulting from the unprovoked firing and ceasefire violations from the Indian side. He stated that the Indian government has deliberately escalated tension to divert international attention away from its grave human rights violations in the held territory.

The special assistant also briefed the ambassadors over the continued Indian state-sponsored subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.

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