Senate passes resolution against Indian aggression in Kashmir

Islamabad: The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning recent wave of repression and violence by the Indian security forces in Kashmir including the direct shooting at demonstrators in Pulwama claiming lives of a number of innocent Kashmiris and injuring many.
The resolution moved by Pakistan People’s Party’s Sherry Rehman stated that no journalist, foreign tourists and Humanitarian organizations are allowed to enter the Kashmir. 
 It said the continued atrocities by Indian Occupation forces can never suppress the just political struggle of the Kashmiri for the legitimate right of self-determination.
The resolution took note of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General’s statement expressing strong condemnation of the killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir.  It urged the OIC to call an emergency meeting on the said violations.
The resolution called upon the international community to end its indifference and deliberate negligence of systematic repression of Kashmiris by the Indian Security forces through disappearances, human shields, state encounters, rapes, the use of live ammunition, illegal searches, seizures and use of pallet guns.
It urged the government to implement earlier resolutions passed by the Senate requiring appointment of Special Envoys to raise the Kashmir issue at all international fora and to get appointed a special envoy of the United Nations for the Kashmir dispute.
The resolution reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue its moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris towards the day when they will exercise their recognized right to self-determination under UN Security Council resolution.
Earlier, speaking on a motion, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said the government is working on a concrete blueprint for the resolution of Kashmir issue. She said it is encouraging the European parliament for the first time is going to make public the human right violations in Kashmir.
The Minister said government will also invite UN Human Rights Commissioner to visit the Occupied Kashmir to take notice of the rights violations by the Indian security forces in the area.
Shireen Mazari said UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution moved by Pakistan reaffirming the inviolability of right to self-determination for all people without exception including the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.
She said it was an important resolution as it has been considered that the struggle for right to self-determination has become illegitimate after 9/11 which is incorrect.