FM terms Hindutva peril for Muslims, minorities

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Kashmir undergoing darkest era of its history, says AJK President

By Ajmal Khan Yousafzai
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that minorities and Muslims of India were in serious jeopardy under the current government.
FM Qureshi said that the atmosphere has been persistently tense in the neighboring country after the Babri mosque verdict.
“Attacks are taking place on Muslims in India, Hindutva poses serious threats to sane Indians and the minorities alike,” FM Qureshi continued. He urged the international community to wake up from their slumber and take action on the unilateral oppression India has been imposing on innocent Kashmiris.
“They should show maturity and fulfill their obligations, feel a sense of responsibility, India has put the region’s peace and stability on stake due to its hegemonic ambitions. Unprecedented military siege and communications clampdown continue on the 110th consecutive day on Friday, in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Meanwhile, AJK President Sardar Masood Khan says Kashmir is undergoing the darkest era of its history, where Indian state terrorism and the worst human rights violations have become the norm. In interviews with Turkish and other foreign media channels in Ankara, he regretted that 8 million Kashmiri people have become aliens in their own homeland and detainees in their own homes, but the United Nations remains unmoved.
At the United Nations, Pakistan has expressed deep concern at the absence of action by UN Security Council to halt India’s violations of human rights and its resolutions in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. Participating in a debate on ‘The Role of Reconciliation in Maintaining International Peace and Security’ in the UN Security Council, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Munir Akram underlined that the central purpose of the 15-member world body is to settle conflicts.
He said unfortunately, the UN Security Council has had uneven success in resolving threats to and breaches of international
peace and security.
MunirAkram said India annexed Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 in violation of the UN resolutions and placed the disputed state under a repressive lockdown.
He said since then the internet and phone communications are cut off and thousands of Kashmiris have been arrested, especially young men.