OIC delegation takes note of Kashmir killings: Pak

OIC delegation takes note of Kashmir killings: Pak

Islamabad: During a visit to Pakistan administered Kashmir, a high-level delegation of the Organisa­tion of Islamic Cooperation’s Independent Perma­nent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) took notice of the killing of three civilians by Indian forces in Kashmir, said a Wednesday press release issued by the Foreign Office.
According to a statement released by IPHRC, the delegation, which is being headed by Med SK Kaggwa, also visited refugee camps and interacted with Kashmiri refugees who have migrated from Kashmir “to escape Indian atrocities”.
The delegation met with the president and the prime minister of PaK, who briefed them on the intensified, ongoing “human rights violations of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces”, the statement said.
A meeting was also held between the delegation and members of the Hurriyat leadership, the statement said.
The leadership informed the delegation that Indian forces have prevented people from offering Friday prayers and children from attending schools.
“The Hurriyat leadership either remains imprisoned or under house arrest,” the statement added.
It also noted that Kashmir is “one of the most heavily militarized zones on the planet with one soldier to every 17 civilians.”
Earlier this week, the delegation also held a meeting with the Prime Minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, in Islamabad.
During the meeting, Aziz condemned the practice of using live ammunition and pellet guns, as a result of which more than “150 Kashmiri Muslims have been killed, 20,000 have been injured and scores of people, including young girls and children, have been blinded.”

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