- 'Unfortunate' of the world to ignore India's 'war crimes in Kashmir over corporate interests: PM
'Unfortunate' Of The World To Ignore India's 'war Crimes In Kashmir Over Corporate Interests: PM
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Sat 25th September 2021 | 04:00 AM
UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Sep, 2021 ) , Sep 24 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said India's actions in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir amounted to "war crimes" and the "crimes against humanity" and regretted the world's "selective" approach owing to its corporate interests.
"It is unfortunate, very unfortunate, that the world's approach to violations of human rights lacks even-handedness, and even is selective," the prime minister said in his address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Imran Khan said India was violating the international human rights laws including the 4th Geneva Convention and pointed that "geopolitical considerations and corporate interests" had compelled the major powers to overlook the transgressions of their "affiliated" countries.
"Such double standards are the most glaring in the case of India, where this RSS-BJP regime is being allowed to get away with human rights abuses with complete impunity," he said.
He said the abduction of 13,000 young Kashmiris, extra-judicial killing of hundreds of innocent Kashmiris in fake "encounters" and collective punishments by destroying entire neighbourhoods and villages was a norm.
Khan said the resolutions clearly prescribed that the "final disposition" of the disputed territory should be decided by its people, through a free and impartial plebiscite held under the UN auspices.
The prime minister recalled that the most recent example of Indian barbarity was the forcible snatching of the mortal remains of the great Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani from his family, denying him a proper Islamic funeral and burial.
"Devoid of any legal or moral sanction, this action was even against the basic norms of human decency," he said.
He asked India to stop its oppression and human rights violations against the people of Kashmir and reverse the demographic changes in the occupied territory.
"India's military build-up, development of advanced nuclear weapons, and acquisition of destabilising conventional capabilities can erode mutual deterrence between the two countries," he said.
He said Pakistan desired peace with India as with all its neighbours, however, stressed that sustainable peace in South Asia was contingent upon resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.