Activists flags off issue of Pakistan atrocities on Kashmiris in Geneva

ANI | Updated: Sep 23, 2017 05:01 IST

Geneva [Switzerland] Sept. 23 (ANI): Junaid Qureshi, Director European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) based in Amsterdam, on Friday raised the concern of the Pakistani atrocities on Kashmiris and asked that for how long the international community will allow Islamabad to get Kashmiri's killed.

While speaking at the ongoing 36th session of Human Rights Council, Qureshi pointed towards the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the late 80s in the name of ethnic cleansing, under a well-hatched conspiracy by Pakistan.

"My state is not the private property of only the Sunni Muslims of the Valley. It equally belongs to the Kashmiri Pandits, Sikhs, Buddhists and Shia Muslims of the state," he said.

"Under a well-hatched conspiracy of injecting communalism in the Kashmir Valley, terrorist groups with financial and military support from Pakistani intelligence agencies started with the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Kashmiri Pandits in the late eighties, resulting in their exodus in the name of Jihad and freedom struggle," he added.

He said that the today, the secular and liberal Muslims, who do not support the proxy war of Pakistan, have become the next Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.

Qureshi asked that for how long the international community, including the United Nations, would remain quiet to the 'brazen export of terrorism manufactured in Rawalpindi.'

"For how long will the international community allow Pakistan to get us Kashmiris killed? We, the people of Jammu & Kashmir want to live in peace. Peace with dignity and honour and not the peace of graveyards," he said. (ANI)