According to the Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said in a statement that Pakistan has strongly condemned the arrest of human rights activist Khurram Parvez by Indian armed forces in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Khurram Parvez, 40, was apprehended by India’s top anti-terrorism investigation agency on Monday during a raid at his home and office.
The FO spokesperson said that “Arbitrary arrests of human rights activists on orchestrated charges by Indian occupation forces is clear evidence of New Delhi’s state-terrorism and trampling of fundamental human rights in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir,”
He also said that the reprehensible unwarranted searches by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) at the offices and residence of Parvez has also been condemned by international human rights activists and organisations.
Asim Iftikhar further said that “The world is aware that it has become increasingly difficult for human rights organisations and activists to continue their work in India and India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir due to an incessant witch hunt by the Hindutva driven RSS- BJP combine over unfounded and motivated allegations,”
He said that the international humans rights preservation platform Amnesty International had to shut all its operations in India in September 2020 when its bank accounts were frozen by India in an act of reprisal because of their independent reporting on India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The statement of FO spokesperson also reads that UN human rights machinery, independent NGOs and global media had regularly reported on and expressed concerns over increasing intimidation, harassment and reprisal attacks by Indian armed forces against Kashmiri human rights defenders, journalists and civil society actors since August 5, 2019.
He emphasized that “We call on the international community to hold India accountable for continued clamp down against human rights organisations and activists for undertaking their duty to expose gross and systematic human rights violations of Kashmiris in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and the minorities, especially Muslims, in India,”
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