PR No. 277 Prime Minister’s Envoys brief French Parliamentarians and senior officials on HR violations by India IoK Islamabad: September 30, 2016

The Special Envoys of the Prime Minister on Jammu & Kashmir, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq and Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, Member National Assembly, met with the members of French National Assembly, French Senate, senior officials of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and local think tanks in Paris and briefed them about the Indian atrocities in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoK) on defenseless Kashmiris. The President of France-Pakistan Friendship Group in the Senate of France, Senator Pascal Allizard, was also apprised of blatant human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces in IoK.


The Envoys particularly highlighted the use of live ammunition and pellet guns against unarmed protesters, who are demanding their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions. Indian brutalities have caused martyrdom of more than 100 civilians, eyes injuries to over 800 among whom over 160 are completely blinded, and other injuries to around 15,000. Being a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, the Envoys urged France to play its role towards implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions, which recognize people of Jammu & Kashmir’s right to self determination through a free and fair plebiscite under the UN supervision. They stressed that the international community should pressurize India to stop the bloodshed of Kashmiris in IoK. The envoys emphasized that Pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and desires amicable resolution of all issues with India, particularly, the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.


The Envoys had a detailed interaction with the Pakistani and the Kashmiri community and lauded their role in highlighting the cause of Kashmir in France effectively. The envoys also met with the representatives of International Federation of Human Rights and Medicines du Monde and requested them to immediately extend humanitarian and medical aid to the injured Kashmiris.