Envoy asks world community to support Kashmiri people


Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canada Tariq Azim Khan on Sunday said that the display of selective morality and standards by international community negates their bold claims of highest values and moral standards when it comes to Kashmir.

Speaking in a catference organised by the Friends of Kashmir and the Canadian Council for Justice and Peace, he said that over 153 innocent Kashmiris have been brutally killed by the Indian forces during the last one year.

He said that the use of pellet guns has blinded hundreds of people and they were even denied medical aid when they go to hospitals. “It is our ethical, moral and even legal duty to highlight the crimes being committed in Kashmir,” he told the gathering.

Speaking to the audience, Lord Nazir Ahmed said that besides killing of 153 people since Burhan Wani’s martyrdom, 20,000 young men and women have also been injured during the last one year and 3000 young people have lost their eyes due to the use of the pallet guns.

He said that if referendum could be held in East Timor, South Sudan and even in Quebec province to ascertain wishes of the people then why not in Kashmir, which is the longstanding issue on the agenda of the UN Security Council.

On the request of the high commissioner, the participants observed one-minute silence for the Kashmiri martyrs.