Pakistan rails against India’s ‘unlawful occupation’ of Kashmir

"The (Indian) occupation forces have employed every brute tactic to suppress the Kashmiris...so much so that the pellet guns meant for hunting wild animals have also been ceaselessly used by them on the innocent and unarmed people of Kashmir," he was quoted as saying by Dawn.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published: February 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Mamnoon Hussain, Pakistan president, Pakistan India relations Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has asked India to end its “unlawful occupation” of Kashmir in its own interest, warning any delay in the settlement of the lingering dispute could spell “disaster” for regional peace. India should give in to the public sentiment in Kashmir in its own interest and end its unlawful occupation of the territory, Hussain said at a function in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, in connection with the birth anniversary of ‘Quaid-i-Azam’ Mohammad Ali Jinnah on Friday.

“The (Indian) occupation forces have employed every brute tactic to suppress the Kashmiris…so much so that the pellet guns meant for hunting wild animals have also been ceaselessly used by them on the innocent and unarmed people of Kashmir,” he was quoted as saying by Dawn. The human rights violations and repression in Kashmir were enough to shake the global conscience, he claimed and called on the international community to help Kashmiris exercise their right to self-determination.

“A further delay in the settlement of the lingering dispute could spell disaster for regional peace,” he warned. Hussain’s speech was part of Pakistan’s efforts to highlight the issue of Kashmir, which has led to increased hostility between India and Pakistan for more than a year. Last year, after Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with Indian security forces in south Kashmir on July 8, Pakistan had described him as a “martyr”.

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    Satendra kumar
    Feb 26, 2017 at 2:24 am
    The Jammu and Kashmir has long history on the kingdom of England making thier own survival after independence bargaining for country's rule with barter system or economic benefit as time and again kingdom of England refered Jammu and Kashmir is intergrity of Republic of India I suppose Islamic state of stan is giving a wrong statement.
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    1. Alex Cannon
      Feb 25, 2017 at 9:54 am
      Is this moron even educated enough to know that porkis are unlawfully occupying Kashmir and and India. PoK should be vacated immediately by the porkies and the new the Kashmiris will taste freedom.
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        blogger3110
        Feb 25, 2017 at 11:36 am
        China will sooner or later take over stan as it cannot let CPEC run into militants running amok.Chinese are buying farmlands,property in stan and Chinese nationals are being brought in as labour for the CPEC
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          Deng Ziaping
          Feb 25, 2017 at 2:35 pm
          SAARC must declare Papistan a 'terror state' and kick it out of SAARC !lt;br/gt; Myanmar should be included in SAARC. This will make it lawful.
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            ashu
            Feb 25, 2017 at 10:38 am
            And Indian Express trying to be spokesperson for that jahil madarsa chhap c
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