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India paves way for Pakistan to move ICJ over Kashmir: Masood Khan

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) The president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Ahmed Khan has said that after taking Kulbushan Yadav case to ICJ India has paved a way for Pakistan to move the world court over gross violations of human rights perpetuated by occupation forces in Indian held Kashmir.

The AJK president made these assertions while talking to various delegations here on Thursday. Sardar Masood Khan said that Pakistan would raise the issue of human rights violations at all important world forums. Referring to worsening human rights situation in held Kashmir the president said that besides apprising the UN secretary general of the prevailing situation in the region, Pakistan will raise the issue at The United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR).

Denouncing Indian army for awarding its officer who tied Kashmiri youth to jeep as human shield the president said that it was quite astonishing to note that the country that claims to be the largest democracy in the world has been awarding those who have committed heinous crimes against humanity in Kashmir. He said that the shameless act of rewarding such kind of rough army officers was tantamount to justifying all human rights violations. He said that the occupation forces deployed in the region have already been enjoying immunity and full protection under the AFSPA and other draconian laws prevalent in restive region. Expressing his concern over the surging intolerance and extremism within the Indian society Khan said that extremist Hindu organizations were a serious threat to India’s own existence. He said that not only Muslims but Christians and other minorities too were facing persecution by Hindu Extremists. He observed that the Modi regime had given a free hand to fanatic communal forces to wreak havoc on minorities.

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