July 08, 2017
PM reminds int’l community to honour its commitment over IOK
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif n Saturday reiterated Pakistan's moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and called upon the international community to honour its commitment for early resolution of the issue on Saturday.
In a message on the death anniversary of Shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani, the prime minister said that through his sacrifice, Wani had reminded the world that if such a large scale human rights violation including blinding of innocent Kashmiris with horrible firing of pellets, continued unabated in the occupied valley, peace could not be guaranteed in the world.
His Shahadat made the international community and world powers that they could no longer condone the grave human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces, PM office media wing in a press release quoted the prime minister as saying.
The prime minister said that if India failed to stop its atrocities in the occupied valley, a movement in support of Kashmiris and against such oppression was imminent on her soil as human nature could not accept such gross repressions.
Nawaz said that Wani's sacrifice also posed a question; whether Kashmiris were not human beings or did not enjoy basic human rights!
Whether Kashmiris were not entitled to exercise their right of self-determination which was ensured by the United Nation (UN) Charter, he added.
The prime minister cautioned if such discrimination with the UN's Resolutions was not stopped, it would affect stature of the world body.
He reminded the international community about their moral and legal obligations towards the Kashmiri people and to force India to fulfill these resolutions.
Nawaz also advised India to accept Kashmiris' right to self-determination under the UN Resolutions.
Expressing complete solidarity with the Kashmiri people over the Youme Shahadat of Wani, the prime minister said that the whole nation stood with their Kashmiri brethren and sisters.
He noted that Burhan Wani had written a new chapter of Kashmir freedom movement, lighting a candle with his blood which made the whole occupied valley to glow.
His martyrdom also proved that every child in Kashmir was fully charged with the desire for freedom and did not accept the illegal occupation by India, the prime minister said, adding through use of force and weapons, the passion for freedom could not be subdued.
PM also reminded India to realize the fact that history could not be made blind.
He noted that indigenous Kashmir movement for freedom was progressing without any foreign influence. Wani's martyrdom also exposed Indian propaganda about foreign interference, he added.
Nawaz said that during the last one year, the way Kashmiri people braved the imposition of curfew, faced inhuman measures by the occupation forces, undergone state injustices, attended funerals of their martyrs and kept their banner of freedom high, was unprecedented in the current global history.