While briefing the American mediapersons at an exclusive media interaction held at Pakistan Embassy, Special Envoys to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Senator Mushahid Hussain and Dr. Shazra Mansab Ali Khan highlighted the deteriorating human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir and emphasized that Kashmir is a flashpoint. There cannot be peace in the region without resolving the Kashmir dispute as per aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Both the Envoys stated that since July 08, 2016, following the extra judicial killing of a young Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani, there had been a popular, indigenous, spontaneous and widespread freedom movement in IoK. India has wrongly alleged Pakistan in a jiffy after Uri attack without taking into consideration the ground realities. The whole area of LOC in Uri is electronically fenced so there was no possibility of crossing over.
While answering a question, Senator Mushahid Hussain said that Indian narrative of cross border infiltration is baseless. India has adopted a provocative stance to divert the attention of the international community from horrendous human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces.
Dr. Shazra Mansab Ali Khan explained in detail the horrendous human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir. She narrated that curfew had been in place in the Valley for more than 80 days. Over 100 people had been killed during last two months. 150 people have been blinded with pallet guns by Indian forces. More than 500 people have been partially blinded and approx. 12000 people wounded . Crops have been burnt and orchards destroyed. Indian forces are committing war crimes with impunity.
Both the Envoys remarked that USA as a leader of free world should raise voice for oppressed people of IoK. Dr. Shazra further insisted that a plebiscite should be held in Kashmir to ascertain their will on the lines of East Timor. Kashmiris have been giving their verdict day-in, day-out and international community should play its due role in this regard.
October 04, 2016