SENATOR REHMAN MALIK SPEECH IN SENATE OF PAKISTAN ON IOK

Senator A. Rehman Malik in his speech in the Senate of Pakistan has strongly condemned theunprecedented cruelties and atrocities by Indian Forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir. In an aggressive speech today on Friday in the Senate of Pakistan, he said that Indian PM Narendra Modi is a brute and scar on the face of humanity who is shedding the blood of innocent Kashmiris ruthlessly. He said that under PM Modi direct instructions, the Indian Forces are committing unprecedented brutalities in terms of in terms of mass murders, mass blinding through pelleting, enforced disappearances, tortures, rape, political repression and suppression of freedom of speech. He said that since August 5th, because of the ongoing curfew in IoK, the innocent people are caged in their homes without any access to food, water, medicines and even the baby food and milk are not available in the valley resultantly pregnant women, patients and infants are dying.

Senator A. Rehman Malik said that such serious crimes against humanitymake Narendra Modi liable to be trialed under the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court. He announced on the floor of the Senate house that he shall be going along withHuriyyat leaders from Kashmir in International Criminal Court against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that number of leaders and organizations from Indian Occupied Kashmir and world have contacted him and have expressed their wish to go in International Criminal Court against PM Modi for his crimes against humanity in Kashmir valley. He said that he has already prepared a petition against Modi which he can share with this august house and the government of Pakistan to pursue. He urged the Government of Pakistan to not be reluctant to plea the United Nations to refer the matter of crimes against humanity in Kashmir to the ICC. He said that he volunteers his services to assist in processing and prosecuting the case against Narendra Modi in ICC for which he is consulting with legal experts.He said that he was approached by number of the Parliamentarians from all over the world who have expressed to become part of the Investigative Commission if constituted under United Nations Commission for Human Rights to visit Indian Occupied Kashmir and to observe the human rights violations there.

Senator Rehman Malik in his speechinsisted that it is right time for the Government of Pakistan to seek the world attentions towards the unprecedented brutalities committed against innocent Kashmiris. He said the mere announcing one hour solidarity and speeches will not work but government needs to take plausible and practical steps towards the issue. He said that government should send Parliamentary delegations and ministers abroad against Indian move to scrape occupied Kashmir’s special status and Indian Forces brutalities.

Senator Rehman Malik said that United Nations has failed to implement its own resolutions on Kashmir adding that so far 11 Resolutions have been passed by United Nations Security Council. He added that the revoking of Articles 370 and 35-A is in violation of 11 Resolutions being passed by UNSC on Kashmir wherein the status of Kashmir cannot be changed. He said that the United Nations Commission for Human Rights in its report dated 14th June, 2018, has highlighted in detail the brutalities committed by Indian Government. He said that per the UN Commission for Human Rights alone, since January 1989 till 31st January 2018, 94,644 innocent Kashmiris have been killed, 7,099 were killed in custody, 11,042 women were gang-raped and 7,485 were injured by pellets.

Senator Rehman Malik expressed that since August 5th twenty five days passed yet our government couldn’t filed a case in International Criminal Court and UN against Indian government and Narendra Modi. He said that Government couldn’t develop sizeable international pressure on PM Narendra Modi to take back his unilateral and illegaldecision of revoking the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir, to end the curfew and to restore normal life in Jammu and Kashmir.

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