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    Resolution adopted by the Cabinet
    A special meeting of the Federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was held today to review the current situation arising from the recent Indian brutalities and killings in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It adopted the following resolution:

    The Federal Cabinet strongly condemned the brutal and indiscriminatory use of force by the Indian occupation forces that resulted in the martyrdom of more than 20 innocent Kashmiris in Shopian and Anantnag in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

    The Federal Cabinet emphatically condemned the suspension of communication services, especially the internet in the valley, and underscored that such reprehensible Indian attempts aimed at silencing the voice of the Kashmiris from reaching the international community would never succeed.

    The Federal Cabinet paid a rich tribute to the brave and resilient people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir who have been continuously demonstrating against the brutal repression, incarceration, torture and extra judicial killing perpetrated by the illegal occupation Indian forces.

    The Federal Cabinet emphatically condemned the draconian laws, including POTA, TADA, PSA and AFSPA imposed by India in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It further stressed that the deteriorating situation in IoK and the Indian escalation at the Working Boundary and the LoC is a flashpoint and a threat to regional peace and tranquility.

    Expressing solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir the Federal Cabinet urged the international community to take cognizance of the gross and systematic human rights violations of the Kashmiris in IOK and requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission to send Fact Finding missions to the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

    The Cabinet also reiterated the Prime Minister's request to the UN Secretary General to appoint a Special Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir with a mandate flowing from the unimplemented UN Security Council resolutions.

    The Federal Cabinet also decided to send special envoys of the Prime Minister, including the President of Azad Jammu Kashmir, to selected capitals to highlight the deteriorating situation in IoK.

    The Federal Cabinet declared that 6 April 2018 be observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day in support of our Kashmiris brothers and sisters against Indian brutalities. Some Cabinet members would participate in the Joint Session of the AJK Legislative Assembly on 4 April 2018.

    02 April 2018


    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed deep shock and grief at the indiscriminate, vicious killing of more than seventeen Kashmiri youth in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian forces. The brutal crackdown, including the despicable use of pellet guns on civilians who were protesting against the killing is deplorable.

    Strongly condemning the gross inhuman violations of the basic human rights of innocent Kashmiris, including the basic human right to life and health, the Prime Minister emphasised that Indian attempts to label the legitimate Kashmir struggle terrorism cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

    The Prime Minister stressed the need for the international community to urge India to allow access to fact finding missions of the OHCHR and OIC IPHRC to Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir. He also called upon the UNSC Secretary General to appoint a special representative for Jammu & Kashmir, where India, encouraged by the silence of the international community, continues to kill with impunity.

    01 April 2018

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