The Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said that the Kashmir Study Forum in Sri Lanka along with the Pakistani and Sri Lankan community organized the peaceful demonstration to highlight the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killings and human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces.
The participants of the protest expressed their grave concerns about the ongoing killings of civilians by Indian security forces in the towns and villages of Kashmir.
The Pakistan High Commission said that since 8th July, 2016, Indian forces have killed more than 50 innocent Kashmiris, injured over 3500 and imposed a ban on print and electronic media.
The High Commission also said that a food embargo and curfew had also been imposed following the assassination of a youth leader in the area.
“Kashmir is still reeling from the violence as skirmish between angry protesters and huge contingents of Indian army go unabated. The peaceful assembly was attended by people from all walks of life. The participants urged the Secretary General of the United Nations to encourage, facilitate and support efforts leading to a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions to ensure resolution of this longstanding unresolved issue,” the Pakistan High Commission said.
A memorandum with signatures urging the UN to play its role to resolve the oldest unresolved dispute on the UN agenda since 1947 was also handed over to the UN office. (Colombo Gazette)