International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday stated the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) ought to urge India to right away carry the curfew and reverse the clampdown and communications blackout in occupied Kashmir.
Addressing the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, Qureshi stated India also needs to be requested to cease the usage of pellet weapons, finish the bloodshed and restore elementary freedoms and liberties.
“India ought to launch political prisoners, cease concentrating on human rights defenders and fulfil obligations beneath the UN Safety Council resolutions and numerous human rights devices,” Qureshi stated, including the Indian draconian emergency legal guidelines in occupied Kashmir can’t be allowed to face.
The international minister urged the human rights council to take steps to deliver to justice the perpetrators of human rights violations of the harmless Kashmiris and on this context represent a fee of inquiry as really helpful by the workplace of the UNHCR.
Qureshi additional stated if India has nothing to cover, it ought to permit unhindered entry to the Fee of Inquiry.
“Pakistan stands prepared to permit entry to the proposed Fee of Inquiry, or different mechanisms, on our facet of the Line of Management; along with related entry to occupied Kashmir,” he asserted.
The international minister urged targeted discussions on the 2 Stories of UNHCR, within the Human Rights Council (LoC) and a unanimous choice by this Home to implement their suggestions made to India, Pakistan and foremost to the Human Rights Council.
“The human rights council ought to authorise the Workplace of the Excessive Commissioner and the Human Rights Council’s Particular Procedures Mandate Holders, to observe and report on India’s human rights violations in IoK; and frequently replace this Council,” Qureshi stated.
He added India needs to be referred to as upon to permit unhindered entry to human rights organisations and worldwide media to the occupied valley.
Voicing critical considerations over the state of affairs in occupied Kashmir, Qureshi stated we should not stay detached to the tragedy that’s unfolding earlier than our eyes. “We should act decisively and with conviction,” he famous.
The international minister stated the folks of occupied Kashmir have been ready for his or her proper to self-determination for seven many years.
Drawing consideration in the direction of the prevailing state of affairs in occupied Kashmir, the international minister stated the essential and inalienable human rights of Kashmiri individuals are being trampled with impunity by India. “The folks of this occupied land are struggling systematic, and serial, violations of their elementary freedoms,” he stated.
“India has reworked occupied Kashmir into the most important jail on this planet, with just about no entry to primary facilities and technique of communication over the past six weeks. Retailers are operating in need of provides, hospitals of life-saving medicines, and the sick and wounded — lots of them as a result of direct and indiscriminate use of power by the Indian occupation forces — are unable to entry even emergency well being providers,” Qureshi added.
The international minister stated over 6,000 folks, political staff, activists, college students and professionals have been arrested, with out due strategy of regulation. “Lots of them have been forcibly shipped to jails throughout India, beneath draconian legal guidelines operative within the valley,” Qureshi stated.
He added, unbiased and famend worldwide media retailers, in addition to impartial observers, are frequently reporting horrendous atrocities in opposition to the folks of occupied Kashmir.
He stated the Kashmiri folks within the occupied territory as a nationwide, ethnic, racial and non secular group of individuals face grave threats to their lives, way of life and livelihoods from a murderous, misogynistic, and xenophobic regime.
This the true face of the so-called largest democracy of the world, he stated.
Qureshi stated India’s unilateral actions of August 5 of altering the standing of occupied Kashmir recognised as a disputed territory by the UN Safety Council, are unlawful beneath worldwide regulation. With these unlawful adjustments, India’s presence is, by its personal yardstick, bare international occupation.
He stated India’s assertion that these actions are its “inner affair” is patently false. “Kashmir has been on the agenda of the United Nations for over 70 years now. The assembly of the Safety Council on 16th August, to debate the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, is an attestation of this reality,” he stated.
The international minister stated India’s efforts to cover its atrocities by falsely labelling freedom motion in occupied Kashmir terrorism and cross border terrorism are shameless and indefensible.
Qureshi warned India can as soon as once more resort to false-flag operations and use the bogey of terrorism as a purple herring, to divert worldwide opinion.
Referring to elevated Line of Management (LoC) violations, the international minister stated New Delhi has used cluster ammunition and heavy artillery, in flagrant disregard of elementary norms of worldwide humanitarian regulation. This, he stated, should finish instantly. He stated the reckless posture and draconian measures by India pose a grave menace to peace and safety in nuclearised South Asia.