PR No. 76 Envoys from Middle East & Africa briefed on Indian atrocities in IoK Islamabad

The Ambassadors of African and Middle Eastern countries were briefed in the Foreign Office this evening (15 July 2016) over the tense situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) and the continuing crisis.  Pakistan’s serious concern over the brutal killings of innocent civilians and violation of their fundamental human rights by the Indian Forces was conveyed.

The envoys were informed that due to the use of lethal force by Indian forces, more than 40 civilians have lost their lives whereas 2000 have been injured, 400 in critical condition. As a result of the use of pellet guns, more than 70 people are now visually impaired. These concerns have been widely shared by the international community and human rights activists including Indian based groups.

The international community should raise its voice against the blatant human rights violations of innocent Kashmiri Muslims in IOK.

It was emphasized that inhumane and oppressive measures cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.