A day after seven civilians were killed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Pakistan has called upon global organisations and the UN to probe Kashmir killings while saying that Indian forces have subjected people of Kashmir to extreme brutalities and state terrorism.
Addressing the United Nations and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Qureshi said on Sunday: “I am not talking about the [Kashmir] issue; I am talking about humanity.”
“Even if you have some difficulty raising your voice about the Kashmir issue, there shouldn’t be any hesitance raising your voice against the brutality towards humans.” Qureshi was quoted as saying by Dawn.
In 2018, Qureshi said it had reached a “strange limit” and so far, close to 500 casualties had been registered with a few days still remaining in the year.
He called on the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner to order a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the atrocities in Kashmir.
He said, “We reiterate our call for urgent establishment of the OHCHR COI (Commission of Inquiry). The champions of human rights should prevail upon India to stop its double speak and put an immediate halt to the Kashmiri genocide.”
The foreign minister of Pakistan announced to organize a historic gathering in London on February 5 against atrocities of Indian forces in occupied Kashmir territory.
Three local militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Seven civilians were also killed in forces action in the forces action during the gunfight.