SOURCE: Times Now Digital
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday told the Organisation of Islamic Coordination (OIC) that India has “intensified its belligerent rhetoric against Pakistan, including threats of military aggression” over the issue of Kashmir.
During a meeting with a contact group of the OIC on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Shah Mahmood Qureshi held talk on the issue he called “worseing human rights situation in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir”.
According to the statement released by the Pakistan Foreign Office, Qureshi told the OIC, “The RSS-BJP regime in India was implementing the so-called final solution in the occupied lands.”
“India was engaged in systematically engineering a demographic change through its new domicile rules. The issuance of 1.6 million domicile certificates since March is meant to change the demography of IOJK from a Muslim majority into a Hindu majority territory,” read the statement.
He also highlighted that the Indian government is also trying to “change the official status of the Urdu language through a new legislation”.
The Pakistan Foreign Minister also rejected Indian government’s claim that normalcy has returned in Kashmir. “A joint communication by 18 special mandate holders of the Human Rights Council issued last month, noted that the human rights situation there was in a free fall and hundreds of young Kashmiris were killed extra-judicially in fake encounters and cordon and search operations,” he added.
Qureshi also raised serious concern over what he called “complete impunity of Indian security forces under black laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the Public Safety Act (PSA)”.
He then alleged that there is a tangible threat of a further escalation fearing “India might carry out another false flag operation to justify renewed aggression against Pakistan, posing a serious threat to regional peace and security.”
Qureshi demanded that Indian should lift its military siege and rescind all illegal actions taken since August 5 last year, remove restrictions on communications and movement of people along with release of political leaders and detained Kashmiris.
He also told OIC that India should “allow unhindered access to fact-finding missions and the international media to investigate human rights violations in the occupied lands.”