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Friday Jun 26 2020
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Web Desk

Int'l Day in Support of Victims of Torture: PM Imran slams Indian atrocities in IoK

By
Web Desk
Prime Minister Imran Khan slams Indian government for its human rights atrocities in occupied Kashmir. Photo:Geo.tv/files

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed Indian atrocities and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir Friday as the world marked the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. 

Taking to Twitter, the prime minister called on the global community to take note of the torture and inhumane treatment faced by the people of occupied Kashmir at the hands of the Indian armed forces. 

He said that the people of occupied Kashmir braved pellet guns, sexual assault, electrocution, & physical & mental torture. 

"Today on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I call on the international community to hold India accountable for its human rights abuses in IOJK where women, men & children have faced pellet guns, sexual assault, electrocution, & physical & mental torture," he tweeted. 

He went on to state that remaining silent in the face of such blatant human rights violations is against international human rights and humanitarian laws and "must be unacceptable". 

"These atrocities by Indian Occupation forces on orders of the Hindutva Supremacist Occupation Modi govt are well documented by UN, HR orgs & intl media. A continuing silence in the face of such blatant abuse is against int human rights & humanitarian laws & must be unacceptable," he tweeted.  

PM Imran to visit Muzaffarabad today for briefing on COVID-19, situation at LoC

PM Imran is expected to go on a one-day visit to Muzaffarabad today (Friday) where he will be briefed on the COVID-19 situation in the area and the situation at the LoC. 

PM Imran will hold meetings with the prime minister of Azad Kashmir and president. He is expected to inaugurate the Kohala Power Project as well.  

The premier will address an event in Muzaffarabad. He will be briefed on the government's initiatives such as the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and is expected to distribute cheques under the Ehsaas programme among the people.