World urged to take note of human rights abuses in IOJ&K
In a webcast organized by an independent American weekly newspaper "The Washington Diplomat" Asad Majeed said India has used coronavirus crisis as an excuse to intensify brutal repression it had already unleashed in the held valley.
Highlighting grave humanitarian situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistani envoy said New Delhi was holding eight million Kashmiris incommunicado during a raging pandemic while continuing to suppress their struggle for self-determination through arbitrary arrests and disappearances, torture and the use of pellet guns.
He said India had now promulgated an ordinance to effect demographic change in disputed territory, another violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and international laws.
Asad Majeed said Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir was the “testing ground” for the ruling BJP’s Hindu majoritarian agenda which is now being implemented across India.