Mahathir urges world to take notice of HR situation in IIOJK
August 9, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR (92 News) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the international community to take notice of deteriorating human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir. Addressing a ceremony to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir in Kuala Lumpur, he termed Indian action of abrogating article 370 and 35A as illegal. He said Kashmiris are living under siege by nine hundred thousand occupation forces of India. Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the decision by the BJP government also witnessed the deployment of tens of thousands of troops into the territories, the arrests of political leaders and dissenting civilians including children, and severing the internet and telephone networks to brutally enforce communication lockdown. He said with the revocation of the provision, and enforcing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), people of Jammu and Kashmir are being subjected to the heavy-handedness of the occupying forces. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his tweet, thanked Dr Mahathir Mohamad for speaking in support of Kashmiris and against Indian repression in Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir.