Mushahid, Shezra ask US to respond to present situation in Occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, Oct 8 (APP): Special Envoys of Prime Minister, Senator Mushahid Hussain and Dr. Shezra Mansab on Saturday emphasized that United States should respond to present situation  in Occupied Kashmir in line with its rich political and ideological ethos and respect for human rights and national freedoms.

Senator Mushahid Hussain and MNA Dr. Shazra Mansab are
visiting the United States as PM’s Special Envoys to highlight
plight of Kashmiri people who are facing the worst kind of suppression and brutalities at the hands of Indian forces.

During a meeting with President Obama’s Special Assistant,
Dr. Peter Lavoy at White House in Washington DC, they shared documentary evidence of India’s massive human rights abuses in  Occupied Kashmir and reign of terror India has unleashed on people of Kashmir.

According to a message received here, the Special Envoys
apprised Peter Lavoy about grave situation of human rights in Kashmir and deteriorating security situation in South Asia due to India’s aggressive posture.

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They drew attention to hundreds of Kashmiri men, women and children who have been killed over past two months, more than 150 civilians had been blinded by use of lethal pellet guns and more than 12,000 men, women and children were seriously injured because of indiscriminate firing by oppressive Indian forces.

The Special Envoys emphasized that turning of a blind eye by
international community particularly the US on India’s jingoistic and hegemonistic policies in region risked great danger.

They stressed that Jammu and Kashmir was the core issue and without its resolution there could never be a lasting peace in the region.

They further demanded implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir that called for a right to free and fair plebiscite to
ascertain will of the Kashmiris on pattern of East Timor.

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The Envoys categorically rejected Indian allegations against
Pakistan of supporting terrorism and highlighted that it was not humanly possible to breach fence that India had erected throughout Line of Control.

India has indulged in state terrorism against Kashmiris and is
simultaneously trying to divert international attention from gross humanitarian and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir by falsely blaming Pakistan for Uri attack.

The Envoys noted that the whole nation was united on our
diplomatic, moral and political support for Kashmir issue.

The US recognized the importance of resolution of Kashmir
issue and urged on both India and Pakistan to resolve their
differences through dialogue. It also expressed concern on the human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.