NA condemns reprisal attacks on Kashmiris

'India's smear campaign should not delude and obscure the real issues of the human rights in IoK'


APP February 21, 2019
A traffic policeman walks in front of the parliament building. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution strongly denouncing the continuing reprisal attacks on Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and targeting of Kashmiri students in India after the Pulwama attack.

The resolution was moved in the house in view of the baseless Indian propaganda against Pakistan to link the attack on the convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pulwama, Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) with Pakistan.

The resolution read out by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, strongly rejected the baseless Indian allegations seeking to link the attack with Pakistan without investigation and any shred of evidence.

The members condemned Indian knee-jerk reaction where instead of introspection on its repressive policies against the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir denying their right to self-determination, India had sought to shift the blame on Pakistan through baseless, polemic and provocative rhetoric.

The house in the resolution recalled the statements by heads of all political parties and the Prime Minister's statement of February 19, 2019 offering Pakistan's assistance to India in investigations of this attack and to take action on actionable intelligence or evidence.

They stressed that India's smear campaign should not delude and obscure the real issues of the human rights and humanitarian emergency prevalent in IOK due to the Indian atrocities.

In the resolution, it was emphasised that no one should underestimate Pakistan's resolve to defend itself against any act of aggression.

It was reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir was an internationally recognised dispute, pending on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council due to Indian intransigence.

The house underscored that a just and peaceful solution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute was an unfinished agenda of the partition of India and essential for durable peace and stability in the region.

The National Assembly called upon India to put an immediate halt to the continued human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir calling for an impartial plebiscite to determine the future of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

After adoption of the resolution, the Speaker adjourned the house to meet again at 10am on Thursday.

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