UN chief shows serious concern over Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir
NEW York (92 News) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres showed serious concerns about the Indian atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).
The UN chief has underscored the need for respecting human rights in Occupied Kashmir which is under repressive lockdown for over six weeks now.
To a question, during press conference marking the start of the General Assembly’s 74th session, Antonio Guterres said he would continue to advocate for the peaceful settlement of the decades-old Kashmir issue.
He also urged Pakistan and India to find a solution to the grave crisis through dialogue.
Curfew and lockdown continued at 46th consecutive day on Thursday (today) in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) from August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The occupied territory continued to reel under strict military siege and curfew on the 46th consecutive day as all markets are closed while transport is off the road.
The authorities relaxed restrictions to a limited extent in some areas and opened schools but the students failed to turn up as parents were unwilling to send their children to schools in view of their safety.
The attendance in government offices in these areas also remained thin. The mobile telephone and internet services continued to remain totally suspended.
Due to the ongoing military lockdown, the people of the Kashmir valley are facing acute shortage of basic essentials including food, milk and life-saving drugs. Under the prevailing circumstances, the local newspapers find it difficult to hit the stands, while they couldn’t update their online editions.
Meanwhile, international media reported that screams of people are often heard from Indian army camps in occupied Kashmir at night, as troops pick up youth from villages and torture them at their camps to make them an example for others. Around two dozen young men in the villages of Shopian shared terrible stories with the media.