India is unleashing a reign of terror in occupied Kashmir to suppress the indigenous movement by Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination. This was stated by Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan while presiding over a meeting of ministers and members of the Legislative Assembly at Kashmir House in Islamabad on Sunday, Radio Pakistan reported. The AJK premier expressed grave concern over the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied valley. He said that the crackdown on the peaceful protestors, illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and the use of pellet guns on innocent people had become the daily routine for the Indian Army in the valley. Haider said that with the imposition of black laws in the occupied Kashmir, the valley has become a prison which requires an immediate intervention of international human rights organizations.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2018.