Indifference of int’l community raises doubts among Kashmiris: President


ISLAMABAD, Feb 05 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi has said the indifference of the international community towards grave human rights atrocities by India raises doubts in the minds of the Kashmiris, hinting at double standards where every atrocity goes unpunished and every human rights violation uncondemned.
“It reduces the United Nations Human Rights charter to mere verbal rhetoric,” the President in a message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day being commemorated on February 5, said.
The President said February 5, offered an opportunity to pay tribute to the unparalleled commitment of the Kashmiris for the attainment of the legitimate right to self-determination.

“We reassure our Kashmiri brothers and sisters that we will remain consistent in our principled position on Kashmir. The entire Pakistani nation stands with its Kashmiri brethren in their valiant struggle to achieve the legitimate right to self-determination. It is our firm belief that the Kashmiris will succeed in their struggle,” he added.
The President observed that on this day, the Government of Pakistan and its people demonstrated to Kashmiri brothers and sisters and the world community that they had not forgotten the long pending dispute of Jammu and Kashmir and the struggle of the people of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK) against woeful Indian occupation.
Behind its false narrative of “killing militants”, India was trying to justify its terrorism, but had failed miserably, he added.
The President said the report of the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights was a turning point and a watershed moment for the Kashmiri community all over the world.
He said Pakistan supported proposals contained in the report and called for the expedited establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to look into the human rights situation in IoK as per the recommendations of the report.