ISLAMABAD:(APS)August 9, 2016-Pakistan has urged the United Nations Secretary General and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to make efforts to end the persistent violation of the basic human rights of people in the Indian occupied Kashmir.
The call has been made in separate letters by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
The Prime Minister called upon the world bodies to implement the UN Security Council Resolutions, which provide for self determination of the Kashmiri people through a fair and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the UN.
Highlighting human rights abuses by Indian occupation forces, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said more than 50 deaths and 3500 injuries have taken place, out of which 400 are critical. Many innocent Kashmiris have lost their eyesight due to pellet guns. He said this is unacceptable. The use of illegitimate and excessive force against innocent civilians protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings is a blatant violation of a range of fundamental rights.
The Prime Minister said force is being used to prevent access to hospitals, to harass doctors and prevent access to medical facilities. This situation is a clear manifestation of Indian state terrorism to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called for investigation into the brutalities and atrocities committed by Indian occupation forces, protection of Kashmiris fundamental rights, and a fair inquiry into the execution of Burhan Muzaffar Wani in cold blood.