Pakistan’s foreign office strongly condemned the martyrdom of Kashmiris in Pulwama incident and said that the world cannot remain so apathetic and detached regarding the Indian atrocities. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Sunday said, “The Indian soldiers have a free hand to commit mass murder. First they used to resort to aerial firing to disperse protesters, but now they are shooting straight.”
“Pakistan strongly condemns the horrific bloodbath in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian occupation force that has resulted in the martyrdom of 14 innocent Kashmiris and injuries to more than 200 protesters,” the statement reads. “The world cannot remain so apathetic and detached regarding the Indian atrocities,” said Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the unabated massacre of innocent Kashmiris in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Qureshi said, “Over 500 casualties have occurred in 2018. In November, 18 unarmed Kashmiris were killed.”
Qureshi requested international human rights organisations to focus on the Kashmir issue. “I have asked them to intervene so that people are relieved from this barbarism,” he said. “I have also asked to organise an immediate Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting. We are ready to host it here in Islamabad or we can also go to Jeddah if the meeting is held there,” he added.
“We have decided that our consulate in Jeddah will give them the formal request for the OIC meeting,” he said, adding that he had presented his recommendations before the Senate committee and planned on organising an international conference in London on February 5 to drive world’s attention towards the issue.
Earlier on Saturday (Dec 15) seven civilians were killed in the clashes that erupted after an encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. More than 15 people were also injured after security forces allegedly opened fire at the protesters near the site of the encounter.
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17 November, 2019