Indian forces used rape as weapon of war, says Shireen Mazari
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Tuesday said Indian occupational forces used rape as a weapon of war.
“It is documented that Indian forces entered into two villages, Pushpora and Kunan, separated male members of families and raped women on gunpoint in February 1991,” Shireen Mazari said while addressing the session of the National Assembly.
She said she had raised the issue at international platform demanding punishment for the military personnel involved in mass rape.
India had taken the issue of Kashmir to the United Nations Security Council on chapter 6 in 1947, recognising Kashmir as an international conflict, she said.
“We would have to keep reminding UN that Kashmir dispute and East Taimur dispute are almost similar. You resolved East Taimur conflict for it was occupied by a Muslim country. Now, it is an obligation on you to resolve this too,” she said.
In 1951 UNSC resolution says to make constituent assembly, rejecting India’s claim, she maintained.
The HR minister said if we sent our parliamentarians abroad without preparation then its result would be zero, as was done by the previous governments.
“Did EU parliament prepare a resolution on Kashmir? Did UNSC take up the matter like it took now? No,” she said.
Mazari said she believed that parliamentarians should be abreast with knowledge first and then sent to other countries to raise the issue.
“Kashmiris have earlier been labelled as terrorists. While, PM Imran Khan has on international platforms termed RSS a terrorist organization,” she said adding that for the first time Pakistan had focused on human rights diplomacy apart from foreign office diplomacy.