ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said the Indian occupying forces used rape as a tool in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir which was also highlighted by Human Rights Watch in one of its reports.
On his twitter account, the president tagged a clip of the Indian TV programme in which an Indian retired army officer SP Sinha and a BJP leader shamefully advocated rape of Kashmiri women.
Dr Arif Alvi said imagine the fate of women in the Indian Occupied Kashmir where such men wield power with total impunity.
During the programme, the other participants and female host could be seen shouting “Sinha down” with loud condemnation over his appalling remarks.
Disgraceful. Maj Gen(R) SP Sinha a leader of BJP advocates rape of Kashmiri women on TV. Imagine the fate of women in Indian Occupied Kashmir where such men wield power with total impunity. Indian forces have used rape as a tool according to HRW report https://t.co/tfKDIjWLib https://t.co/7NBCJ9WvB1
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) November 17, 2019
Human Rights Watch in its report titled, “India’s secret army in Kashmir, New patterns of abuse emerge in the conflict,” found the Indian occupying forces’ involvement in such heinous acts of gross human rights violations.
It said these incidents were never investigated by the judicial and medical authorities competent to determine culpability.
The occupied territory has been put under lockdown since August 5, when the Narendra Modi government scrapped the special status of the occupied Kashmir. All mobile, landline and internet services have been snapped. Schools, colleges and offices have been shut and curbs have been put on movement on roads.
On Oct 27, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Agnes Callamard had expressed serious concern over Indian atrocities, killings and violation of freedom of expression in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
To a question at a news conference in New York, Agnes Callamard had said during the past month she had communicated with Indian authorities giving specific details about victims and their perpetrators but the quality of responses had been poor.
The Indian Supreme Court had sought answers from the government on the timelines for lifting all restrictions in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Media Service had reported on Oct 25.