Pakistan asks India to immediately lift curfew in IoK


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12 Sep, 2019 3:50 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan on Thursday asked India to lift the curfew immediately in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).

In a weekly press briefing on Thursday, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal expressed serious concerns over human rights’ violations. He informed that Indian barbarism is continued in the occupied valley and three Kashmiris martyred as Indian troops used pellet guns, teargas and canes to disperse demonstrators in IoK.

The FO spokesperson said that stringent curfew has been imposed for 39th consecutive day today. He demanded form the Indian government to lift the curfew, respect International Law and permit international human rights organisations to visit the Himalayan region.

Pakistan to raise voice for Kashmiris

Dr Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan will raise voice for rights of Kashmiris at every forum till their independence and self-determination rights. He explained that Pakistan drew urgent attention of the Human Rights Council and human rights mechanisms towards worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in IoK.

No objection on Trump’s mediation offer

The FO spokesperson said that Pakistan has no objection on US President Donald Trump for mediation between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue.

“The receipt of $20 from Sikh pilgrims is not entry fees on the Kartarpur Corridor; this is only for services providing charges,” Dr Faisal clarified.

To a question regarding India Spy, he said that Kulbhushan Yadav is not being given consular access again.

Commenting on the US-Taliban peace talks, he said that Pakistan has suggested both the parties to come on the negotiating table again.

on the other hand, curfew and lockdown continued at 39th day today (Thursday) in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) from August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Occupied Kashmir.

The occupied territory continued to reel under strict military siege on the 39th consecutive day as all markets are closed while transport is off the road. There is no internet and mobile phone service in the Kashmir valley, which remains cut off from the rest of the world since August 5.

The youth identified as Asif was travelling in a car when Indian troops opened fire on the vehicle, resulting in his death.


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