Pakistan Bar Council strongly condemns unilateral action of extremist Government of India to alter the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir
Islamabad, August 09, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Human Rights Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council while strongly condemning the unilateral action of extremist Government of India to alter the special status of the Indian Occupied Kashmir, in its meeting held on 8th August, 2019 at Quetta under the Chairmanship of Mr. Kamran Murtaza, has passed the following:-
“The Human Rights Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council, has strongly condemned the unconstitutional, arbitrary and unilateral action of the Indian Government to scrap the special autonomous status of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by way of unlawful revocation of Articles 35A and 370 of the Indian Constitution through a Presidential Order. This unprecedent arbitrary step of the Indian Government cannot change the internationally recognized disputed status of Indian Occupied Kashmir as enshrined in UN Resolutions.
The Modi’s Extremist Government’s move is the blatant violation of UN Resolutions which guaranteed right of self-determination to the people of Indian held Kashmir, 70 years back, and also an attempt to suppress the struggle of Kashmiris for their Independent homeland for which they have sacrificed hundreds and thousands of lives since 1947. The recent increased deployment of thousands of fresh troops in Indian Occupied Kashmir and coercive steps being taken by the Indian Government and its Military, thus indulging in genocide, State terrorism and crimes against humanity, is an alarming threat to peace of the region.
The Human Rights Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council has, therefore, called upon the Security Council of the UN for taking immediate practical steps for implementation of its longstanding Resolutions ensuring holding of Plebiscite in Indian held Kashmir. The Committee has also called upon the OIC and other International Human Rights Organizations to play their positive role to stop mass scale killings and human rights violations in Indian held Kashmir at the hands of military and para military troops of Indian Government. The Committee has also demanded of the Government of Pakistan to exercise its all available options to forestall the Indian pursuits to deny the legitimate right of self-determination to the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir.”
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