President Arif Alvi Urges India To Stop Constant Human Rights Violations In Occupied Kashmir

President Arif Alvi while expressing his solidarity with the Kashmiri brothers urged New Delhi to stop the constant human rights violations and abuses committed by Indian armed forces in Occupied Kashmir. He was addressing a special session of the Azad Jammu and the Kashmir Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad on Kashmir Day. President, Arif Alvi called for the immediate release of political prisoners languishing in Indian prisons. He asked the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish the black laws that afflict the valley in dispute.

Alvi asked the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to the occupied territory to determine the status of the land. He said the Indian government should abolish restrictions on the media and the Internet since it has hampered the rights of Kashmiris to freedom of expression. India cannot suppress the struggle for freedom through subjugation or the prolonged use of force.

He also paid tributes to the sacrifices made by the people of Kashmir and said that India must know the importance of the peace dialogue since the solution to all the disputes is found in the talks. By emphasizing the importance of the talks, Alvi said that New Delhi is not willing to hold talks with Islamabad to continue indefinitely its illegal occupation of Kashmir.

 The nation observes Kashmir Day with renewed promises every year. Meanwhile, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General, Asif Ghafoor, expressed that Kashmir remains an unresolved problem on the UN agenda since 1948. In a tweet, the military spokesman said that decades of atrocities committed by the Indian armed forces in Occupied Kashmir did not stifle the strengthening of the legitimate struggle for freedom. He added, Determined Kashmiris shall succeed Insha Allah”. ISPR also mentioned that Indian Army should respect the ethics associated with professional soldering.

This year, Kashmir Day is celebrated at a time when the atrocities of the Indians in occupied Kashmir have reached a new level of oppression and the denial of human rights to crush the movement of indigenous freedom struggle against the subjugating forces. The data compiled by the Kashmir Media Service revealed that at least 18 young people were martyred by the Indian troops only in January. Some 126 people were injured, 93 arrested, including Hurriyat leaders and social activists. Indian forces also destroyed four residential buildings in January. According to KMS, a total of 755 Kashmiris have been killed and more than 25, 265 injured since July 2016. Data from January 1989 to January 2019 shows a gigantic record of 95, 283 murders and 145,597 arrests. In 20 years, a total of 22,898 women became widows, 107,765 children were orphaned, 11,111 women were gang-raped or sexually harassed and at least 109,205 structures were destroyed.

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