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Former Interior Minister and Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator A. Rehman Malik has said that Kashmiris are the most oppressed nation and Indian PM Narendra Modi is the biggest terrorist in the world.

Addressing a function on ‘Day of Exploitation’ (Youm-e-Istehsal) here today on August 5, Senator Rehman Malik said that we are here to protest against the illegal merger of Kashmir into the Indian Territory and two years of continuous unprecedented brutalities against Kashmiris by Indian Forces. The function was attended by All Parties Hurriyat leaders Ms. Gazala Habib Khan, Abdul Hameed Lone Hurriyat leader, Zahid Safi, Mohammad Shafi Dar, and Haiqah Khan and presided over by Senator Rehman Malik.

At the onset of the function, the Indian Presidential order of revoking Article 370 and 35A was burned to convey a message to the world that the people of Kashmir don’t accept Indian any malicious moves against Kashmir.

On the occasion, Senator A. Rehman Malik moved a resolution that was unanimously adopted by the participants. The resolution reads that All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders and Chairman Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) Senator A. Rehman Malik resolute that we strongly condemn Indian Forces unprecedented brutalities in terms of mass murdering, mass blinding through pelleting, rapes, tortures, enforced disappearances, political repression, and suppression of freedom of speech against oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir (IIOK).

It added, “We express full solidarity with the people of Kashmir who are struggling for their basic right of self-determination under UNSC resolutions.”  They paid rich tribute to martyrs of Kashmir for their supreme sacrifices against tyranny and illegal Indian Occupation. They demanded the lifting of two years long curfew immediately and set free all the detained Kashmiri leaders with immediate effect. “We call upon the United Nations to take notice of the crimes against humanity by Indian Forces in IIOK and implement the Security Council resolutions of self-determination on Kashmir” the resolution states. They also demand World Health Organisation (WHO) to immediately dispatch COVID vaccines to helpless Kashmiris under the already existing special facility the COVAX.

Addressing the joint press conference with Hurriyat leaders, Senator Rehman Malik said that this day in 2019, PM Modi violated 11 resolutions of UNSC by scrapping Articles 370 and 35A and for demographic changes in Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir (IIOK), Modi’s government amended domicile Policy to settle RSS extremists there. He said that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is turned into a prison by the Indian Forces and valley of massacre. He said that according to the UN Human Rights Commission report, from January 1989 till 31st January 2018, 94,700 Kashmiris were killed, 8,000 were killed in custody, 11,050 women were gang-raped and 7,485 were injured by pellets by Indian forces.

He said that Indian Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed unprecedented brutalities against innocent Kashmiris in terms of mass murders, mass blinding, enforced disappearances, torture, rapes, political repression, and suppression of freedom of speech. He said that Indian Government has been violating the global treaties by not allowing Human Rights Bodies to access Kashmir. Under PM Modi, Indian Government has crossed all the limits of brutality but the international community, especially the United Nations, has failed to resolve the issue of Kashmir, he added.  He said that it is the responsibility of the UN and international community to come forward and stop repression of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

PPP senior leader said “I have been demanding the government to move in ICJ and ICC against PM Narendra Modi for his crimes against humanity and today once again demand to drag Modi in International Court of Justice. He said that PPP has always raised voice for the oppressed people of Kashmir starting from Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto followed by Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. He said that Kashmir cause is part of PPP’s manifesto.

He urged the UN to break its silence on the plight of Kashmiris and implement the UNSC resolution of self-determination.

Senator Rehman Malik said “Indian government has requested Twitter to close my twitter account @SenRehmanMalik but the Twitter administration rejected Indian plea terming the complaint as a pack of lies”. He said that Indian government is using every tactic to cover up its atrocities but he will continue to expose Indian PM Narendra Modi brutalities at every forum. He asked PM Modi to have a big heart to bear the criticism of brutalities you are committing against oppressed people of Kashmir. He added that threats of RSS and RAW can’t affect him and he will be raising his voice for the people of Kashmir.

All Parties Hurriyat leaders also addressed the event and thanked Rehman Malik for organizing the event to express solidarity with Kashmiris and condemn Indian atrocities. They said that they have always found Rehman Malik speaking for the oppressed people of Kashmir on all forums.

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