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PAKISTAN: KASHMIR

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Pakistan calls for the world’s attention to the children of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

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On the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Pakistan says aggression against the children of Indian occupied Kashmir has “reached an unprecedented height,”

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) PAKISTAN’S FOREIGN OFFICE SPOKESPERSON, AYESHA FAROOQI, SAYING:
“Today, on the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, we draw the world’s attention to the children of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir who have been living in the midst of a brutal and repressive Indian regime for more than seven decades. The children of Occupied Kashmir have been the direct target of Indian violence and aggression as a means to control, silence and punish any dissent from their families and the local communities. Abduction and molestation of young boys and girls during mid-night raids and Cordon and Search Operations (CSOs) is the preferred punitive tool of the Indian occupation forces. Aggression against children reached an unprecedented height especially after the abrogation of the disputed territory’s special status on 5th August 2019. According to reports of independent voices within India around 13000 boys were abducted after 5th August 2019, some as young as 14 years old. These children were kept far away from their families in jails of Agra, Delhi and in Tihar. “
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(SOUNDBITE) (English) PAKISTAN’S FOREIGN OFFICE SPOKESPERSON, AYESHA FAROOQI, SAYING:
“Its the 305th day of the continued oppression; deliberate acts of terrorizing, inhuman lockdown and military siege faced by the innocent people in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In recent acts of state terrorism, Indian occupation forces martyred 21 Kashmiris, including the extra-judicial killing of thirteen innocent Kashmiris in a single day. In the month of May alone, at least 200 people were injured due to the use of brute force by the Indian occupation forces.  Pakistan remains deeply concerned over unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth in fake encounters and so-called “anti-infiltration” operations. While the international community is pre-occupied with fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, India is busy intensifying its brutalization of the Kashmiri people.”
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STORY:  Pakistan on Thursday (June 04) called upon the world to pay heed to the plight of children in Indian Occupied Kashmir “who have been living in the midst of a brutal and repressive Indian regime for more than seven decades.”

Addressing a virtual weekly briefing in Islamabad, Spokesperson of Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Ayesha Farooqi said the world should remember the children of Occupied Kashmir on the day of International Day of Children Victims.
“Today, on the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, we draw the world’s attention to the children of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir who have been living in the midst of a brutal and repressive Indian regime for more than seven decades. The children of Occupied Kashmir have been the direct target of Indian violence and aggression as a means to control, silence and punish any dissent from their families and the local communities,” Farooqi said.

She said Kashmiri children were being indiscriminately abducted by Indian occupying forces.

“ Abduction and molestation of young boys and girls during mid-night raids and Cordon and Search Operations (CSOs) is the preferred punitive tool of the Indian occupation forces. Aggression against children reached an unprecedented height especially after the abrogation of the disputed territory’s special status on 5th August 2019. According to reports of independent voices within India around 13000 boys were abducted after 5th August 2019, some as young as 14 years old. These children were kept far away from their families in jails of Agra, Delhi and in Tihar,“ she said.

On 19 August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the United Nations General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

 

The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.

This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.

 

In recent years, the number of violations against children have increased in many conflict zones.

Analysts say more needs to be done to protect the 250 million children living in countries and areas affected by conflict. More must be done to protect children from targeting by violent extremists, to promote international humanitarian and human rights law, and to ensure accountability for violations of the rights of children.

 

Children in Indian Kashmir have been under a shutdown by the Indian government since August 5 last year when the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its long held semi-autonomous status.

“Its the 305th day of the continued oppression; deliberate acts of terrorizing, inhuman lockdown and military siege faced by the innocent people in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In recent acts of state terrorism, Indian occupation forces martyred 21 Kashmiris, including the extra-judicial killing of thirteen innocent Kashmiris in a single day. In the month of May alone, at least 200 people were injured due to the use of brute force by the Indian occupation forces,” Farooqi said.
She said Pakistan was especially concerned over repeated cases of extra-judicial killings in the Occupied region.

“ Pakistan remains deeply concerned over unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth in fake encounters and so-called “anti-infiltration” operations. While the international community is pre-occupied with fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, India is busy intensifying its brutalization of the Kashmiri people.,” she said

The Kashmir region, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan, is the site of a decades-long conflict between separatist movements and the Indian army.

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