Parliamentarians conference to highlight Kashmir crisis: Sanjrani

NNI
September 16,2019

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has said following the revocation of the special status of Kashmir by New Delhi, the people of IHK have been subjected to worse human rights abuses and...

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has said following the revocation of the special status of Kashmir by New Delhi, the people of IHK have been subjected to worse human rights abuses and under such a crisis, we can no longer afford to remain on the sidelines.

In a statement Sunday, he said this situation calls for action from the parliamentarians and Senate of Pakistan taking cognizance of this responsibility is arranging a National Parliamentarians Conference to engage with all the relevant stakeholders. While explicating upon the need of this conference and the complexity of the situation, he remarked that one of the most picturesque regions of the world, often referred as heaven on earth with alluring mountains, deep and narrow valleys and high barren plateaus Kashmir, today bleeds under brutal Indian aggression and demands international attention.

The extent of state-sponsored brutality of Indian forces is not limited to killings and incarceration but it has also left many blinded and disabled by the use of pellet guns directly targeted at their bodies and faces. The state of India is responsible for grave human rights violations in Held Kashmir including unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and other sexual violence perpetrated against innocent Kashmiri women. Moreover, the Indian security force has been granted complete impunity while perpetrating these acts of aggression against the innocent Kashmiris thus undermining their right to life, liberty and security. He expressed firm belief that this platform will prove to be invaluable in addressing and condemning the grave human rights violations being committed by India in occupied Kashmir and reaching out to world in resolving the long-standing dispute in the light of UN resolutions. Moreover, it will send a direct message to our brothers and sisters in IHK that Pakistan stands firmly behind them. It may be noted that the conference will have representatives from Senate, National Assembly, provincial and legislative assemblies, international experts and all stakeholders of Kashmir cause at the National Parliamentarians Conference.


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