President Dr. Arif Alvi on Thursday (Sep 12) while addressing a joint session of the parliament at the beginning of the second parliamentary year of the National Assembly under Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, said that the government and whole Pakistani nation stand with their Kashmiri brethren and will continue its diplomatic, moral and political support until the realization of their goal of independence from India.
The president said unilateral actions taken by India in Occupied Kashmir last month have received a strong response from government and people alike. He said India has not only contravened the international laws but also destroyed the spirit of the Simla Agreement.
The President said the unilateral and illegal Indian steps were unanimously condemned by joint session of the parliament. He said the government took a number of measures in response including the downgrading of diplomatic ties, renewing the bilateral relations, suspending aid and raising the issue at all international forums.
The President warned that this issue could endanger the regional peace and security, if not resolved according to the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people. He said all international forums, including the OIC strongly condemned the illegal steps of India in Occupied Kashmir and demanded that all restrictions are lifted and the issue be resolved according to the UNSC resolutions.
He said the UN Human Rights Council gave a unanimous statement that the issue be resolved according to UN resolutions. We thank all the friendly countries that have supported our stance on Occupied Kashmir.
He said 180,000 additional troops deployment is a source of concern. Illegal detainment, rape and use of pallet gun as weapons against the innocent people are trampling the human rights of Kashmiris. He said incumbent Indian government is trying to change the demographic composition of Occupied Kashmir and wants to repeat the genocidal episode of massacre of Muslims in Bosnia.
The President said Pakistan wants to make it clear to India that genocide of Kashmiris will not be tolerated at all. He urged the international community that any such attempt will seriously harm the regional and international peace and security.
He said India is continuously violating the Line of Control by shelling on an innocent population. He said such irresponsible and aggressive actions can lead to a dangerous situation in South Asia. He urged the Indian leadership to not take the situation to an irreversible end.
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27 September, 2019