PM Imran Khan. PHOTO: PID

World can now perhaps understand suffering in Occupied Kashmir: PM

Modi's government has ensured that Kashmiris are deprived of all basic amenities, says the premier

​ Our Correspondent April 21, 2020
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that perhaps now the international community can understand the suffering being endured by the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), under lockdown since August 2019, as protests erupt in various parts of the world against coronavirus-related lockdown.

"Demonstrations in various parts of the world are now going on against lockdowns during a pandemic — despite [provision] of medical, financial, communication & food assistance. Perhaps now [international] community can understand the suffering of Kashmiris in IOJK as they suffer brutal oppression," said the premier in a tweet.

The prime minister further said that under the inhumane political and military lockdown, the people of the occupied Kashmir have been without provision of medical, financial, communication or food assistance.

Referring to the right-wing ruling party of India, inspired by the ideology of Hindutva, PM Imran said Modi's government has ensured that Kashmiris are deprived of all basic amenities during the lockdown in place.

Earlier, PM Imran had hit out at his Indian counterpart for “targeting” the minority Muslim community, describing it as an attempt to divert backlash from coronavirus lockdown, “which has left thousands hungry”.

“The deliberate and violent targeting of Muslims in India by the Modi government to divert the backlash over its Covid-19 policy, which has left thousands stranded and hungry, is akin to what Nazis did to Jews in Germany. Yet [this is] more proof of the racist Hindutva supremacist ideology of Modi government,” he said in the tweet.

The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has also condemned the unrelenting vicious Islamophobic campaign in India maligning Muslims for the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) as well as their negative profiling in media subjecting them to discrimination and violence with impunity.


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