India adopting provocative stance to divert world attention from Kashmir

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (APP): India is adopting provocative stance to divert the attention of the world community from the horrendous human rights violations being committed by the Indian troops in the held Kashmir, Special Envoys of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Jammu and Kashmir told a media briefing in Washington.

Senator Mushahid Hussain and Dr. Shazra Mansab Ali Khan who are currently in Washington to apprise the US authorities about the situation in the Indian held Kashmir, emphasized that Kashmir was a flashpoint and there could not be any peace in the region without the resolution of this lingering issue.

“The Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved in line with the aspiration of the Kashmiri people,” Senator Mushahid said.

Both the Envoys stated that since the killing of young Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani in July, India is witnessing a popular, indigenous, spontaneous and widespread freedom movement in IoK.

India has wrongly alleged Pakistan in a jiffy after Uri attack without taking into consideration the ground realities. The whole area of LOC in Uri is electronically fenced so there was no possibility of crossing over, the Envoys said.

While answering a question, Senator Mushahid Hussain said that Indian narrative of cross border infiltration is baseless.

“India has adopted a provocative stance to divert the attention of the international community from horrendous human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces.”

Dr. Shazra Mansab Ali Khan explained in detail the horrendous human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir. She narrated that curfew had been in place in the Valley for more than 80 days and over 100 people had been killed during last two months. 150 people have been blinded with pallet guns by Indian forces.

More than 500 people have been partially blinded and approx. 12000 people wounded . Crops have been burnt and orchards destroyed. Indian forces are committing war crimes with impunity.

Both the Envoys remarked that USA as a leader of free world should raise voice for oppressed people of IoK. Dr. Shazra further insisted that a plebiscite should be held in Kashmir to ascertain their will on the lines of East Timor. “Kashmiris have been giving their verdict day in, day out and international community should play its due role in this regard.”