Int’l community should fulfil commitment with Kashmiris: Tariq

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Canada Tariq Azim Khan urged the international community, particularly the champions of human rights, to fulfil their commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UN Security Council resolutions.
He was addressing an event in connection with the Black Day observed to support the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The event was largely attended by members of Pakistani Canadians community, a press release received here Friday said.
The high commissioner underlined the importance of resolving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that Pakistan has always supported the right to self-determination of Kashmiris and would continue to do so.
He informed the audience that the situation in Indian administered Kashmir has deteriorated not only from a human rights perspective but also with regards to freedom of information and restrictions placed on the local media.
Indian Occupied Kashmir has been closed for media, international observers, doctors and paramedic staff, he added.
“Today’s gathering is to raise awareness of the plight
of the Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir. As a result of excessive and indiscriminate
force over 100 civilians have been killed and thousands have been injured. Many of the
injured have lost their eyesight due to use of pellet guns,” the high commissioner said.
He said there were reports of Indian forces harassing hospital staff, doctors and paramedics and dissuading them from treating the injured.
He called for a fair and transparent inquiry against the individuals responsible for the deaths.
He also urged the international community, particularly the champions of human rights, to fulfil their commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UN Security Council resolutions.
Abid Hussain Abid an author based in Ottawa recited his poem to pay tribute to the innocent martyrs of Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Earlier the messages of the president and the prime minister were also read at the event.