Qureshi urges world to take notice of human rights’ violations in India
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the world community to take notice of gross human and religious rights’ violations of minorities, especially Muslims, in India.
Talking to media in Multan on Sunday, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the way ordinary Muslims were targeted and their properties ransacked in New Delhi, while the police remained inactive, is a dangerous beginning which if not checked could engulf the whole of India. He said attacks are also being held against Christians and other minorities in India as well.
The minister thanked the Muslims of Bangladesh who openly demonstrated to demand the cancellation of Indian delegation visit to their country in response to massacre of Muslims in New Delhi. He also expressed gratitude to the Muslims of Afghanistan who held demonstrations in Kabul and Kandahar to denounce the killings of Muslims in India.
Qureshi also eulogised the role of Iranian leadership and its Supreme Leader in expressing solidarity with Indian Muslims. Referring to the visit of OIC Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Kashmir, the foreign minister said all facts were placed before the special envoy regarding situation in Occupied Kashmir.
He said the envoy will present a detailed report to the OIC Secretary General for further course of action.
Qureshi said people and government of Pakistan fully stand by their Kashmiri brethren who are not alone in their just struggle for right to self-determination.
Addressing Muslims of India, he said whole of Ummah stands behind you and feels the grief and pain you are suffering. On a question regarding situation in Afghanistan, he said intra Afghan dialogue will lead to talks to chart the course of their future direction.
Meanwhile earlier on Sunday, the foreign minister paid tribute to the mothers, sisters and daughters of occupied Kashmir in a message on International Women’s Day. In a statement, the minister said that Kashmiri women have made new history with their patience and courage.