Gandapur condemns use of force on Muharram processions in IIOJ and K

Islamabad, August 30, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur has strongly condemned the extra-judicial killing of Kashmiris in “fake encounters” and imposition of restriction on religious gathering and processions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ and K).

According to a statement, the minister said Modi government’s brutal tactics in the United Nations recognized disputed territory has been exposed to the world as occupying forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are using tear gas and firing pellet guns on mourners on Muharram processions.

The statement said struggle of the Kashmiris against Indian tyranny is an extension of the battle of Karbala as they have learnt from Karbala to stand firm against the oppression. The minister said the inhuman ways of Indian forces to subjugate Kashmiri people through killings, torture, forced disappearances and incarcerations had failed in past and they will not succeed in future too.

The perpetuation of India’s state-terrorism could not break will of the Kashmiris or quell their efforts to secure their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions. He urged the international community to hold India accountable for its serious crimes against Kashmiri people.

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
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