Rehman Malik seeks end to bloodshed in Kashmir
Islamabad: Former Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday urged Secretary General of United Nations António Guterres and President UN Human Rights Commission Michelle Bachelet to intervene and stop bloodshed in Kashmir,
Addressing a conference on “Human Rights Violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir” here on Wednesday in Kashmir House Islamabad, Senator Rehman Malik strongly condemned the Indian Forces’ brutalities against unarmed Kashmiris.
He said that Indian Forces under Prime Minister Narendra Modi had crossed all limits of brutality by committing unprecedented atrocities against innocent Kashmiris in terms of mass murders, mass blinding, enforced disappearances, torture, rapes, political repression and suppression of freedom of speech.
The Conference was also attended by President Azad Jammu Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan, Federal Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur, leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference and a large number of Kashmiris.
Senator Malik said that most recently he had visited the United Nations Headquarter in Geneva wherein he met Ambassador Vojislav Šuc the President of United Nations Human Rights Council on December 5 and apprised him about Indian brutalities against innocent people of Occupied Kashmir.
He said he had written a letter to Vojislav Šuc the President of United Nations Human Rights Council reiterating his appeal to appoint a high powered Commission of UNHRC to investigate the ongoing unprecedented human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
He said that Kashmir was the Pakistan’s jugular vein and the people of Pakistan always stand by the people of Kashmir in their legal struggle for freedom from illegal confinement of India.
Malik said that Indian government had increased the number of troops in Kashmir to the level of 700,000 plus, to kill and inflict violence to peace loving armless innocent Kashmiris.
He said that Indian Forces were unleashing ethnic cleansing of Muslim majority in Kashmir; by mass murdering and settling the RSS trained families in Kashmir.
“They are being allotted lands and houses in Kashmir to reduce Muslims as minority there, which is the utter violation of the right of Kashmiri Muslims. RSS has already come up with a new strategy of five thousands Village Defense Committees in Occupied Kashmir,” he said.
Senator Malik moved a Resolution which was unanimously adopted and praised by the participants of conference. The Resolution, he reads as “This Forum strongly condemns the unprecedented brutalities by Indian Forces under Prime Minister Narendra Modi against innocent Kashmiris in terms of mass murders, mass blinding, enforced disappearances, torture, rapes, political repression and suppression of freedom of speech.
This Forum demanded the Secretary General United Nations to take the cognizance of these sheer violations of human rights and International Laws and impose sanctions on India till India did not implement the United National Resolutions on Kashmir.
This Forum demanded the Secretary General UN to implement its own Resolution of Self-determination – Resolution, No.47 (1948), 98(1952) and 122(1957) in the United Nations Security Council.
The Forum also demanded the Secretary General UN and President UNHRC to appoint a high level Commission to investigate the ongoing unprecedented human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Senator Malik also requested the Pakistani and international media to highlight the Indian atrocities against innocent people of Kashmir by dedicating more time and space to it.