Prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, in a series of tweets said that today, the people of Pakistan are commemorating the Kashmir Solidarity Day. Khan added the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) is an internationally recognized dispute, which is firmly anchored in the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution.
“The human rights situation in IIOJK has continued to worsen following India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 Aug 2019. The inhuman military siege, which has remained in place for almost two and a half years now, has resulted in the martyrdom of hundreds of Kashmiris,” Khan said.
Khan added that Indian forces continue to use brute force indiscriminately against Kashmiri men, women, children and the elderly. The Kashmiri youth in particular have been targeted in their campaign of unabated repression.
“The most oppressive illustrations of this are the use of pellet guns and destruction of entire neighborhoods including collective punishments on communities in IIOJK,” prime minister of Pakistan reiterated.
Prime minister Imran Khan pointed out that unending killing spree, arbitrary arrest of Kashmiris and human rights defenders, and refusal to hand over the mortal remains of people who have been killed by Indian forces are a matter of grave concern for people across the world.
“The over 900,000 Indian occupation forces continue to terrorize the Kashmiris through an assault on their distinct identity and culture through illegal demographic changes and economic marginalization,” Imran Khan added.
According to Khan Indians aim to convert the Muslim majority in Kashmir into a minority in their own land.
Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Pakistan, India, and China are trying to take the control of this region, and have the control of some of its areas.
Today, India controls territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Pakistani controls territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and China controls the territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.