KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the Indian occupational forces were denying residents of occupied Kashmir right to observe their religious practices.
In a tweet, Imran Khan said, “Today, on the 1st International Day for Victims of Violence based on Religion or Belief, we call attention to the plight of millions of Kashmiris living under brutal Indian Occupation, abuse and violence, deprived of all fundamental rights and freedoms.”
He said the Indian occupational forces had even denied them their right to observe their religious practices, including Eid ul Azha.
The prime minister said as the world showed solidarity for victims of violence based on religion and belief, it must also move to prevent an impending genocide of Kashmiris in the IoK.
On August 17, PM Imran Khan had said addressing sufferings of residents of the Indian occupied Kashmir was responsibility of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
In a tweet, welcoming the discussion held by the world body, Imran Khan had said the UNSC meeting was a reaffirmation of the 11 resolutions of the Security Council on Kashmir dispute.
“I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It is for the first time in more than 50 years that the world’s highest diplomatic forum has taken up this issue. There are 11 UNSC resolutions reiterating the Kashmiris right to self-determination,” he had said.
“And the UNSC meeting was a reaffirmation of these resolutions. Therefore addressing the suffering of the Kashmiri people & ensuring resolution of the dispute is the responsibility of this world body,” he had added.