Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Friday said that he is puzzled as to how international media is continuing to give headline coverage to Hong Kong protests but is ignoring the dire human rights crisis in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).
The premier took to twitter and said Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory which is illegally annexed by India with 900 thousand troops imposing a siege on 8 million Kashmiris.
I am puzzled as to how international media continues to give headline coverage to Hongkong protests but ignores the dire human rights crisis in IOJK – an internationally recognised disputed territory illegally annexed by India with 900k troops imposing a siege on 8mn Kashmiris
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 11, 2019
Imran Khan added that there has been a complete blackout of communications for over two months in IOJK.
Thousands of people have been imprisoned, including entire spectrum of political leadership plus children, and a humanitarian crisis is growing, he stressed.
In IOJK, 100 thousand Kashmiris have been killed over 30 years fighting for their right to self-determination as committed to them by the international community through UNSC resolutions, the PM concluded.
Moreover, Kashmir Day is being observed today to highlight the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, which illegally and unilaterally annexed on August 5.
A human chain will be formed under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today to express solidarity with Kashmiris.
According to the Information Ministry, the human chain will be formed from the Convention Centre to D-Chowk at 3.30 pm today.
Prime Minister will address the participants at D-Chowk.
Meanwhile, a meeting chaired by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur in Islamabad reviewed the arrangements made to observe the day.