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February 8, 2018

Senate body asks govt to file war crime case against Modi with ICC


February 8, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Wednesday called on the government to file a war crime case against Indian Premier Narendra Modi with the International Criminal Court (ICC) through the United Nations.

The Committee Chairman, Prof Sajid Mir, presided over the committee meeting here at the Parliament House, which reviewed the current Kashmir situation and also took up the water affairs in Gilgit-Baltistan. The panel unanimously adopted a resolution, tabled by Senator Rehman Malik to strongly condemn the Indian forces’ atrocities on innocent Kashmiris.

The resolution condemned the killings, rape, kidnapping and violence against Kashmiris, who were only demanding their UN-mandated legitimate right to self-determination. The committee also condemned the joining of hands of Indian spy agency Raw, RSS and Daish against the people of Kashmir.

A briefing was given to the committee on the historical background of Kashmir issue and that at the time of partition as many as 565 states were given the right to decide on their political future. It was also pointed out that at that time, Maharaja Hari Singh was the ruler of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The United Nations had declared Kashmir a disputed territory and passed resolutions on this count while it was India, which had taken this issue to the UN body and afterwards always insisted on solution to the issue through bilateral parleys. But it was an international issue and being central to peace in the region.

After having been briefed on the water and power department GB, the meeting decided to call the Ministry of Finance in the next meeting as the GB representatives emhasised that the solution of related issues lied in creation of all regular posts in the department.

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