Sariabala, Drugmulla Encounters Fake: Aasiyeh



Terming the “encounter” in which the two youths were killed by armed forces in Sariabala late Monday as “staged”, Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, Tuesday appealed the government of Pakistan to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) “against India’s disregard of the international laws”.

“Two of our youths were killed mercilessly in a fake encounter in Sariabala and a similar kind of encounter was staged in Drugmulla, Kupwara last week. There is no information about the identity of these youths. By all means, these encounters were staged,” she alleged in a statement issued early this evening.

“The way Indian forces are killing innocent Kashmiri youth under the protection of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was a clear violation of the international laws. “Government of Pakistan must understand that India, at all levels, is trying to dilute the disputed nature of JK. So it is the responsibility of Pakistan to counter these aggressive and oppressive tactics of India,” she added.

She said that Pakistan must approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the earliest. “Though India has been maiming and killing Kashmiris from the past seven decades, it has been more aggressive in its approach in the recent past,” she said.

She also said that the “so-called Instrument of Accession, on the basis of which India claims Kashmir as its part, was a fake and an illegal document”. “We have every proof that this agreement is fake; and if Pakistan approaches the ICJ, we can provide it with ample proof to expose Indian lies it uses to justify its illegal occupation of JK,” she added.

“ICJ can’t be approached by individuals but a state, so it becomes imperative for Pakistan to raise the issues faced by Kashmiris at the ICJ and all relevant international forums. If Pakistan fails to raise the issues faced by us at these forums, then only Allah can save us from the Indian oppression,” she added.

“The agreement is not legal. Jawahar Lal Nehru approached the UN and promised a plebiscite in Kashmir. If they claim that the JK acceded lawfully, then why was a promise, about holding a referendum here, made at the world body,” she added.

She reiterated that Pakistan must stand up against this recent “aggressive approach of India and must all measures to safeguard the lives of innocent Kashmiri youth”. “Government of Pakistan must understand that Kashmir issue came into being soon after the creation of Pakistan and the people of Kashmir are being killed only because they want to be the part of that country, so it is their duty to help us.”

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