Condemning the recent Kashmir bloodletting, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Monday rapped the Indian Army over rights violations.
"I am deeply saddened by the killings in the occupied territory, I express solidarity with the families of the deceased," Qadri said. "They (the Indian Army) has made life hell for the people of Kashmir under the guise of searches," he added.
Indian troops kill at least 20 youths during search operations in occupied Kashmir
Qadri said the Indian Army was violating international law, and urged rights groups to unite. "Why are local and international rights organisations quiet," he said.
"Is the United Nations waiting for World War III," the PAT chief said. The Kashmiri struggle for independence is that of expression, he added.
Kashmiri leaders across the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday rapped the recent killing of 20 civilians in Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and said region-wide demonstrations will be organised to condemn the carnage.
20 people were killed in a Sunday search conducted by Indian forces in Shopian district of the restive region. Over 100 were injured in the operation.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Education Minister Iftikhar Gilani said the government will observe a 'condemnation day' to raise international awareness about the Kashmir dispute which had compromised peace in South Asia."Today's anti-India protests are being organised to show the people of IOK that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in their struggle for freedom," Gilani said. He said demonstrations against the recent killings will be held across all ten district headquarters of AJK.
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"We appeal to the international community pressure India into giving access to fact finding missions of the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU)," All-Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Altaf Bhat said. He also urged the UN secretary general to appoint a special representative for IOK. "It is time for the people of AJK and Pakistan to take to the streets against Indian state terrorism, suppression and continuous killing of innocent Kashmiris," he added.
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