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DG ISPR grills Indian army chief: You have innocent blood on your hands

DG ISPR grilled the Indian Army Chief for killing innocent Kashmiris and repeatedly issuing war mongering statements. India is responsible for severe human rights violations in the valley.

Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has once again grilled the India Army Chief for killing innocent Kashmiris and issuing war-mongering statements. The DG ISPR said on Friday that Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat with “irresponsible statements” and “blood of innocents on his hand” seeks to become the Indian Chief of Defense Staff. It is worth noting that several reports have confirmed atrocities and brutalities being carried out by the Indian armed forces in Indian occupied Kashmir.

According to details, the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) is a proposed position for the combined head of the Indian army, Indian air force and Indian navy. The creation of the post was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech in August.

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Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that Gen Rawat has been “repeatedly provoking war” through his statements, which threaten peace in the region, with the aim of facilitating “electioneering of political masters”. “From the fake surgical strike (on Feb 26) to date, his only success has been to turn Indian Army into a rogue force and getting them killed,” said Maj Gen Ghafoor.

He said that Gen Rawat’s statements, together with “blood of innocents (on his hands), losses to Indian forces at the hands of Pakistan Armed Forces, helicopter crashes due to so called technical fault-cum-fratricide” all to become the Indian CDS “is actually at the cost of professional military ethos”.

The ISPR chief’s remarks come just four days after his challenge to the Indian army to share locations of the alleged terror camps the latter had claimed to have targeted in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. “Indians have no grounds to support [the] false claim made by their COAS.

Pakistan Army took foreign diplomats to the affected areas where they saw the violation of ceasefire by the Indian army and shelling over civilian population in the area.

Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

Pakistan has been making all possible efforts to highlight the state of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir where innocent Kashmiris are being targeted. Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had called upon the United Nations Human Rights Council to immediately set up an independent investigation commission to probe human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir as recommended in the two OHCHR reports on the disputed territory.

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A report was also issued by the UN expressing severe reservations over human rights violations in the valley. The report of the United Nations’ Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on Kashmir concluded that the situation in India occupied Kashmir is worst. Christine Chung, one of the authors of the report was invited to the event by the sub-committee. It is worth noting here that the OHCHR issued its first-ever report on the situation in Kashmir June 14, 2018.

The report highlights the protests after the martyrdom of Burhan Wani in 2016 and the brutal use of pellet guns against protesters among the human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir. The report noted that Indian armed forces not only use force indiscriminately but also rape and humiliate Kashmiri women. A member of the European Parliament also called on India “to end violence against women & children in IOK. Voices of Kashmiri women & children must be heard.”

The international community has raised its concerns over the brutalities being committed by India. Recently, European Parliament stood up for the people of Kashmir. “Members of European Parliament called on India to immediately put a halt to its atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir and carry out investigations into the incidents of grave human rights violations.”