Pakistan Issue a Detailed Report on War Crimes and Human Rights Violations in IOK
September 12, 2021
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi presented a detailed report on war crimes and human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Sunday, along with National Security Adviser Dr. Moeed Yusuf and Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari. The foreign minister told a press conference in Islamabad that the decision to compile the dossier was made in response to Indian authorities’ actions following the death of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani and their treatment of his family.
“We decided that, given the situation in (IOK) and the type of government thinking that exists there, we should play our role and reveal the true face of this Indian government claiming to be the world’s largest democracy before the world,” he said. According to Qureshi, there is a continuing communications blackout in IOK because independent journalists and observers are denied access, facts are distorted, and atrocities go unreported “by design.”
The foreign minister said the report restricted details on a wide range of incidents and atrocities, including war crimes, targeted executions, arbitrary arrests, torture, pellet gun injuries, rapes, over 100,000 cases of orphaned children, search and cordon operations, false flag operations, fake encounters, and the planting of weapons on innocent people.
The foreign minister agreed with Mazari, claiming that history had shown that non – alignment policies did not work. “This is the time to push the world’s conscience, wake it up, and tell it to act now before it’s too late. These non – alignment policies are not only destabilizing the region, but will have far-reaching consequences “.
Qureshi recognized that while countries with India had political objectives, they also had higher values and urged them to prove and act on them if they believed in them. In the meantime, Yusuf stated: “Nobody today defends what India is doing behind closed doors. I believe we should be clear on this. What is happening in IOK is so outrageous that no one can tell you with a straight face that what Pakistan is saying is incorrect.”
Instead, he claimed, it was endorsed that there were economic and other reasons not to do so. “That is the barrier that the world will have to break, not Pakistan’s.” “This is exactly how Europe discussed Hitler, and we saw what happened.” We know where this is going; the region will be the first to be affected, but the entire world will be affected as well,” Yusuf warned.
“According to the NSA. FM Qureshi, too, emphasized recent developments indicating growing criticism of Indian actions in IOK, claiming that momentum was building. “I’m confident that the oppressors will be answerable one day,” the foreign minister said.
He stated that the image of a “shining India” was no longer true, not only in the rest of the world, but also in India, with a large segment of Indian society condemning the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s handling of the Kashmir issue and alienation of Kashmir’s. “There is a growing consensus in India that this behavior is unacceptable. I believe the situation will change in the result of Kashmiri sacrifices and Pakistani solidarity.”