Sen. Rehman Malik urges PM Imran to move matter of Kashmir in UN & ICJ


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11:18 PM | August 18, 2020

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik on Tuesday penned a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan urging him to take the Kashmir case to the United Nations and International Criminal Court (ICC). During a press conference, he made the letter public. 

In his letter, Senator A. Rehman Malik writes “I am obliged to write to you, and remind, that you had undertaken to be the Ambassador of Kashmir for raising voice against unprecedented human rights violations being perpetuated by Indian forces and to effectively highlight the Kashmir Cause at the International Fora. He writes that you (Prime Minister) had also made a clarion promise to send delegations worldwide for highlighting and exposing the atrocities, brutalities and crime against humanity being crafted and engineered with self-bestowed impunity  by the Indian Prime Minister in collaboration with his Interior Minister Amit Shah, who have so far managed the scraping the Special Status of Kashmir, Amendments in Domicile Law, Inhabitation by RSS and Hindu Extremists in the valley and has imposed unceasing and indefinitely long curfews and brutalities on Kashmiris including women and children. He adds that PM Narendra Modi is carrying out engineered forced disappearance and abduction of more than five thousands Kashmiri youth, without any justification.

The PPP leader expressed “I am deeply concerned that none of the above issues has been effectively taken to United Nations (UNO) and International Court of Justice (ICJ).” He added that both the countries having accepted the domain of ICJ and Pakistan has created a space to take up the above matters to the United Nations in the form of resolution and legal proceedings through Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Law and Justice to be filed in ICJ, in Hague.

Senator Malik in his letter conveys that as the Kashmiris languish under the blatant oppression by India, he finds no hesitance in stating that the nation, at large feels, that our government has been soft-pedaling against India and has not acted swiftly enough or in-time against India’s brutalities in Kashmir. 

He writes “Mr. Prime Minister we have to move forward beyond speeches and small thinking. It is not that the people of Pakistan to be satisfied but the people of Kashmir have to be satisfied.”

Senator A. Rehman Malik concluded his letter by urging the prime minister to take the Kashmir case to the UN and ICJ to drag Modi as a “war criminal” for his unprecedented brutalities against Kashmiris. He urges “I, therefore, in the national interest, implore you to please add kinetics through both, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Law & Justice, and any other national organization, and engage the UNO and ICJ in the manner to bare the Indian inhumanities and crimes against the innocent Kashmiris.”

Meanwhile during the meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan moved a resolution which was unanimously adopted by the committee. The Resolution states “The Senate Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan after the briefing of the Government feels that effective measures in terms of resolutions as indicated in the enclosed letter written by Senator A. Rehman Malik to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Senator A. Rehman Malik has highlighted the atrocities, brutalities and crimes against humanity by the Indian Prime Minister in collaboration with his Interior Minister Amit Shah, who have so far managed to have imposed the following in Kashmir:

1. Scraping the special status of Kashmir.

2. Amendments in domicile Law.

3. Inhabitation by RSS and Hindu Extremists in the valley.

4. Long curfews and brutalities on Kashmiris including women and children.

5. Engineering forced disappearance and abduction of more than five thousands Kashmiri youth, without any justification.

The Committee demands that the Government should move a Resolution in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) against India on above without further delay.





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