Pak envoy urges int’l community to honour commitments with Kashmiris

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APP36-28 OTTAWA: October 28 - Tariq Azim Khan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada addressing Kashmir Black Day event. APP

ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP):Pakistan High Commissioner in Canada Tariq Azim Khan has urged the international community, particularly human rights bodies, to fulfill their commitments towards the people of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) under the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
He was addressing an event at the High Commission of Pakistan to observe Kashmir Black Day in support of the struggle of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The event was largely attended by members of Pakistani Canadians community, a message received here Sunday said.
He also called upon the International community to constitute a Commission of Inquiry to analyze human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Tariq Azim underlined the importance of the documented report of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights about the atrocities in the Indian occupied Kashmir.
He said that it was not possible to crush the spirit of Kashmiris, who were struggling for their right to self-determination.
He informed the audience that the situation in IoK had deteriorated not only from a human rights perspective but also with regards to freedom of information and restrictions placed on the local media as the state had been closed for media, international observers, doctors and paramedic staff.
Earlier, the Kashmiri and Pakistani Canadian community observed Kashmir Black Day by holding a peaceful demonstration in front of the Canadian Parliament to condemn Indian atrocities against the innocent Kashmiri people.
The demonstrators held placards and banners highlighting sufferings of the Kashmiris at the hands of Indian armed forces in the IoK.
They chanted slogans against human rights violations in the valley to draw the attention of the international community towards the gross human rights violations and use of pallet guns against innocent civilians.
They reminded the international community to fulfill the commitments made by the United Nations Security Council for granting the right of self-determination to Kashmiris.
The protestors urged the Canadian legislators and the government to take up the issue of human rights violations with the Indian government and for constituting a Commission of Inquiry to analyze the human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.