ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written letters to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and urged them to make efforts to end the persistent and egregious violation of the basic human rights of the Kashmiri people in Indian occupied Kashmir.
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According to the ministry of foreign affairs, the Premier, in the letter, also urged implementation of UN Security Council resolutions, which provide for self determination of the Kashmiri people through a fair and impartial plebiscite under the aspiration of the UN.
Highlighting human rights abuses by Indian forces, the Prime Minister stated that more than 50 deaths and 3500 injuries had taken place, out of which 400 were critical.
Many innocent Kashmiris had lost their eyesight due to pellet guns, which were aimed with the deliberate intention of causing serious permanent injuries.
He said the use of illegitimate and excessive force against innocent civilians protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings was a blatant violation of a range of fundamental rights.
The Prime Minister said that force was being used to prevent access to hospitals, to harass doctors and prevent access to medical facilities.
“The situation is a clear manifestation of Indian state terrorism to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination”.
PM Nawaz called for investigation into the brutalities and atrocities committed by Indian forces, protection of Kashmiris fundamental rights, a fair inquiry into the execution of freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani in cold blood and implementation of UN Resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir.