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131st Day of continuous siege in Indian Occupied Kashmir

High Commissioner invites attention of international community to the plight of Kashmiris, briefs on the latest situation

Expressing solidarity with the Kashmiris, High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria invited the attention of the international community towards the plight of Kashmiri people. He said the Kashmiris were under unabated siege for the last 131 days and no news was coming out due to complete communication blockade imposed by Indian government. The High Commissioner was briefing the people from various Muslim countries who gathered at the High Commission to offer Juma Prayer, about the humanitarian crisis in IOK, on 13 December 2019. Mr Zakaria urged the gathering to pray for the Kashmiris and create understanding of the issue of human sufferings in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. On this occasion, a collective Dua was also offered for the Kashmiri victims of Indian atrocities.

Later in a statement to media, the High Commissioner said it is deplorable that gross human rights violations of the Kashmiri people are occurring continuously in front of the entire civilized world and standard bearers of human rights. However, he hoped that with the new government in office, humanitarian crisis in Kashmir would again come under increased focus in the UK.

The High Commissioner has been regularly expressing solidarity with the Kashmiris since the siege started on 5th August 2019 with unilateral measures by India to change the status of Kashmir in violation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir and related international conventions.

On the occasion, photos depicting Indian atrocities against defenceless Kashmiris were also displayed taken from the authentic documented accounts. The photos of the victims of Indian atrocities, as documented by various international institutions and human rights organisations helped visitors understand the magnitude of the human rights abuses in IOK.

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