France help on Kashmir sought

PARIS - The special envoys of Pakistan Thursday urged France, being a permanent member of the UN Security Council, to play its due role in resolving the long standing dispute of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people and UN Security Council resolutions.

They stressed that international community should pressurize India to stop the bloodshed of innocent Kashmiris and resolve the dispute through a peaceful and meaningful dialogue with Pakistan and the Kashmiri people.  The special envoys of the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir, Senator Raza Farooq and Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan expressed these views during their meeting with French parliamentarians at the French National Assembly.  They said India has once again unleashed a reign of terror in Indian Occupied Kashmir since July this year, adding that there has been repression and excessive use of forced by the Indian Security forces in killing and maiming hundred and thousands of innocent Kashmiris including children and women.  They said over 150 persons have been completed blinded through indiscriminate use of pellet guns. The indigenous and spontaneous uprising of Kashmiris against Indian tyranny, demanding their just right of freedom and self-determination, will not be suppressed by brutal atrocities and horrific human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in Jammu and Kashmir, they said. The envoy told the French parliamentarians that Pakistan strongly rejected unfounded accusations by India to deflect the world attention from its state terrorism in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The special envoys also met with the representatives of International Federation of human rights and medicines du monde and requested them for humanitarian and medical aid to the injured Kashmiris.

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