Recent surge in killings in Kashmir demands urgent action, says Imran, terms Oct 27 as ‘tragic day’


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Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Saturday said the continued brutal suppression of Kashmiri people and recent surge in killings of young Kashmiris by Indian forces demanded an urgent action by global powers, Ary News reported

Khan also termed the October 27 as a tragic day in the history of south Asia,“October 27 marked a tragic day in the history of South Asia. This is the day India sent in its armed forces to occupy Jammu & Kashmir against the aspirations and fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people as well as against all principles of the international law,” he was quoted as saying by ARY news in his message on Black Day against Indian occupation of Kashmir.

He said for seven decades, India had occupied Jammu & Kashmir in contravention of the UNSC resolutions that ordained the holding of a plebiscite to determine the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

“It has used coercion, brutal suppression of the rights of the people, economic blandishments and sham electoral processes to crush the will of Kashmiris and legitimise its occupation,” he said.

The newly elected Pakistan PM said the recent UN Report on Kashmir was an acknowledgement of Indian policies of occupation that included well-documented human rights atrocities.

He said the recommendation to set up a UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) to investigate human rights abuses by Indian occupation forces should immediately be implemented.

“The valiant, brave and courageous people of Indian occupied Kashmir deserve the admiration of the world,” he said.

Imran said Pakistan would relent in its moral, political and diplomatic support until the Kashmiris realise their legitimate right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.


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