Pakistan strongly criticized the decision of imposing ban on Eid-ul-Adha prayers and sacrifice of animals in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
According to a statement by the Foreign Office “Imposition of restrictions on prayers and religious festivities on one of the most important days of Islamic calendar represents complete disrespect and deep-rooted prejudice by the Indian government for the sentiments of the Muslims of IIOJK,”
Moreover, it has been revealed that Muslims in the Indian occupied Kashmir wasn’t able to offer Eid prayers due to the continued military siege and restrictions by authorities at all the major mosques.
However, Pakistan has forwarded a request to the international community, the United Nations, and other human rights and humanitarian organizations to take notice of the inequality in the distribution of rights to Muslims in Kashmir.
The request also stated “India must realise that by such measures, it cannot break the will of the Kashmiris and suppress their aspirations for freedom from illegal Indian occupation.”
Pakistan recapitulated its support of Kashmiri people and called for their protection.
The Indian government ordered authorities to ban the slaughter of all animals in the Muslim majority region for Eid al-Adha last week.
Cows are considered sacred by many Hindus and their slaughter is banned in the region and many Indian states. The new order extended the ban to all animals for the first time.