Pakistan will continue to raise voice for Kashmiris: Firdous

Anum RizwanWeb Editor

20th Sep, 2019. 03:14 pm
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Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Pakistan will continue to raise voice for the legitimate and principled stance of Kashmiri people for the right to self-determination.

Addressing Kashmir Solidarity Youth Convention in Islamabad on Friday, she said the world must listen to the sobs and cries of Kashmiri children who are facing the worst form of Indian state terrorism and brutalities.

The Special Assistant said Prime Minister Imran Khan has become the ambassador and advocate of Kashmir to heal the wounds of Kashmiri children. She said that the prime minister is contacting important capitals to apprise them of the ground situation in occupied Kashmir.

She said the human rights champions should also come forward and extend their support to the oppressed Kashmiri people. She regretted that occupied Kashmir has been turned into the world’s biggest prison where people have been detained to their homes whilst the human rights organizations, the media and the UN bodies have no access to the valley.

On the other hand, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammad Faisal says that Pakistan has initiated several measures to keep a sustained focus on the situation in Occupied valley.

According to details, the foreign office spokesperson said that Human Rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has become the central issue of focus at the Human Rights Council.

He said Pakistan will exercise all options available to ensure that Human Rights Council’s actions meaningfully impact on the ground situation in Occupied Kashmir to end the suffering of Kashmiris.

Occupied Valley

In occupied Kashmir, people continue to suffer immensely as the Kashmir valley remained under strict military lockdown for the 47th consecutive day, today.

The heavy deployment of Indian troops has created an atmosphere of fear, forcing the people to remain indoors.

The continued blockade of the valley has aggravated the situation to an alarming proportion. The residents confined to their homes are facing difficulties in meeting their daily needs.

The shortage of essential commodities like milk, baby food and life-saving medicines is adding to the miseries of the people and the valley represents a humanitarian crisis.

Normal life remains crippled as all markets, business establishments, shops and educational institutions are shut while transport is off the road in the valley.

The occupation authorities continue to snap the means of communications including internet and mobile phone services and keep TV channels closed in Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu.

Indian government has launched a crackdown on mosques as several prayer leaders have been arrested during the past few months. Donations made for the mosques are being monitored.

Indian police personnel are documenting the details of the relatives of the clerics while their bank accounts are being scrutinized.

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