Turkish journalists briefed on rights violations in IOK: ISPR

Published: September 16, 2019
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DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor with a group of Turkish journalists at the military media wing's headquarters in Rawalpindi on September 16. PHOTO: ISPR

DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor with a group of Turkish journalists at the military media wing's headquarters in Rawalpindi on September 16. PHOTO: ISPR

A group of Turkish journalists who visited ISPR headquarters on Monday were briefed on New Delhi’s human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), the military’s media wing said.

“The delegation was briefed about Pakistan-India February stand-off, situation along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary and human rights violations in IOK, including implications for regional peace,” it said in a statement.

The group, the military said, will visit Muzaffarabad and Chokthi regions of AJK on Tuesday to interact with residents who have fallen victim to Indian ceasefire violations.

Military clampdown in IOK continues since August 5, when New Delhi revoked the occupied territory’s special autonomous status. Since then, a curfew is in place in the valley with hundreds of political leaders and activists detained and mobile network and internet remaining shut.

Earlier in the day, Indian Supreme Court directed New Delhi to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir. “We have said all facilities should be restored keeping in mind national security. We are not carving out exceptions for any category,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.

Pakistan has raised the issue in United Nations, as well as other international forums. While it has downgraded its diplomatic ties with India, Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to highlight the illegal action in his UNGA address later this month.

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