Islamabad, March 01 (KMS): Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shrieen Mazari, has raised at the UN Human Rights Council the grave human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Delivering her speech at the 49th session of the UNHRC Dr Shrieen Mazari said, “We are gravely concerned over deteriorating human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).”
She said the BJP government is pursuing a Hindutva policy and 800,000 Indian troops are resorting to inhumane atrocities to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement. The Indian Army is using rape as a weapon of war as it enjoys immunity for atrocities in IIOJK.
“The Indian government is not giving access to international media and neutral observers in IIOJK. Despite clear evidence, no action was taken against any Indian soldier. India should give media and international observers access to Kashmir,” she said.
The minister said that the UNHRC should compel India to withdraw its unilateral move of August 05, 2019. An independent commission of inquiry should be formed into human rights violations in IIOJK and a fresh report on human rights violations in Kashmir should be published, she maintained.
Dr Mazari said there are concerns over human rights violations and the Indian forces are changing the demographic composition of IIOJK. She said India has issued domicile to lacs of non-Kashmiris, adding that these steps by New Delhi are an attempt to turn Kashmiris into a minority on their soil. She pointed out that the BJP government is pursuing a policy of genocide of Kashmiris.
The minister said the women in Palestine and Kashmir continue to be victim of brutal occupations yet the occupiers are exempted from the global scrutiny. She said, structural flaws in global economic governance continue to hinder basic human rights. She said the global state of human rights today presents a grim picture and despite treaties, mechanisms and advocacy, powerful states have suppressed human rights and trampled fundamental freedoms for decades.