ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed deep concern over continued restrictions in occupied Jammu and Kashmir regardless of so many confirmed instances of coronavirus and two deaths because of the illness.
In an announcement issued on Sunday, International Workplace spokesperson Aisha Farooqui regretted that hundreds of Kashmiri youths, members of civil society, journalists and Kashmiri leaders had been incarcerated in Indian prisons, lots of them at undisclosed places and away from their households.
The Indian forces, she mentioned, continued to function within the occupied territory with full impunity underneath draconian legal guidelines akin to Public Security Act (PSA) and Armed Forces Particular Energy Act.
The FO spokesperson mentioned that senior Hurriyat leaders had been underneath detention at houses or in several prisons. She mentioned Yasin Malik, Aasia Andrabi and others had been languishing in Indian jails underneath “fake charges” and and not using a free or honest trial.
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She mentioned that Mr Malik, who’s already affected by deteriorating well being, had threatened an indefinite starvation strike in protest in opposition to a false cost sheet issued by the Indian authorities in opposition to him in a 30-year-old case.
The FO spokesperson mentioned that because the Indian unlawful actions of Aug 5 final yr, all academic establishments within the occupied territory had virtually remained closed.
“The students are unable to continue virtual education due to continued restrictions on 4G internet services. While the world is fighting the worst global health emergency, over 900,000 Indian military and paramilitary occupation troops continue adding to the suffering of innocent Kashmiris,” she mentioned.
The FO spokesperson mentioned that the worldwide group, cognisant of the worst human rights violations and atrocities being perpetrated by India within the disputed area, should urgently demand speedy lifting of communication restrictions and permitting unfettered entry of medical and different important provides to the folks of the occupied valley.
“The Indian government must also be urged to immediately allow release of all political prisoners from Indian jails, end incarceration of Kashmiri leaders, including the senior All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders, restore full internet facility in the entire occupied region, remove PSA and other draconian laws, and withdraw occupation forces from IoK,” she added.
The FO spokesperson mentioned the dire human rights and humanitarian state of affairs within the occupied valley exacerbated by India’s unlawful and unilateral actions since August final yr had been amply uncovered by the worldwide human rights organisations and worldwide media.
The Indian authorities, she mentioned, couldn’t proceed to suppress official aspirations of the folks of occupied Kashmir with out dealing with worldwide opprobrium and censure.
For its half, she mentioned, Pakistan would proceed supporting its Kashmiri brethren of their rightful battle in opposition to Indian oppression until the realisation of their inalienable proper to self-determination as enshrined within the United Nation Safety Council resolutions.
The FO spokesperson’s assertion got here precisely two weeks after Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Zafar Mirza, whereas talking at a video convention of the management of South Asian Affiliation for Regional Cooperation on the difficulty of unfold of Covid-19, drew the eye of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was internet hosting the convention, to the continued lockdown in occupied Kashmir and urged New Delhi to raise lockdown from the territory to allow the containment and aid efforts in view of well being emergency.
Revealed in Daybreak, March 30th, 2020