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World act against Indian ‘war crimes’ in Kashmir: PM

By News Desk
May 01, 2020


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the global community to act against the Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) and its continuing “war crimes” under cover of the Covid-19 pandemic in the disputed territory.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan retweeted a news story featuring pictures taken by a Kashmiri photojournalist who, along with another reporter, was charged by India under a draconian law.

“Under cover of Covid-19 global pandemic, the Modi govt with its fascist Hindutva supremacist RSS-driven ideology continues its war crimes in IOJK as it violates the Fourth Geneva Convention by continuing its genocide of Kashmiris and by attempting to change the demography in occupied Jammu and Kashmir — a territory recognised as disputed by UN,” Khan wrote.

Retweeting an Indian digital media outlet’s video featuring both journalists, the Prime Minister added: “The international community has a responsibility to take note of and act against these war crimes by India in violations of 4th Geneva Convention and international humanitarian laws.”

Meanwhile, in the Pulwama district of held Kashmir, Indian police used brute force and fired tear gas at mourners as they held funeral prayers in absentia for a youth who was killed by Indian forces during a violent cordon and search operation.

According to the Kashmir Media Service, the mourners loudly chanted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The youth, Bilal Ahmed, and two others were gunned down by Indian troops in the Qazigund area of district Kulgam. Their loved ones were deprived of performing their last rites, as their corpses were buried by Indian troops elsewhere in the Sheeri area of Baramulla district. Separate cordon and search operations continued in the Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama districts of the Kashmir Valley and several districts of Jammu region.