Ankara: Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkiye Dr Yousaf Junaid on Wednesday said India was resorting to the same playbook of demographic change similar to Israel by settling non-locals in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The ambassador, addressing an event at the embassy, highlighted the atrocities committed by Indian occupation forces against Kashmiris.
He said the Kashmiris were living in a situation where they were humans without human rights.
The ambassador highlighted that Palestine and Kashmir represented unceasing situations of foreign occupation in the modern world, where brutal military occupations had not only denied the people their fundamental right of self-determination but also unleashed a reign of terror on innocent civilians.
Chairperson Human Rights Investigation Commission of Turkish Parliament Derya Yanik, Member of Parliament Burhan Kayaturk, President SDE Guray Alpar and representatives of media, think tanks and civil society attended the event.
In her speech, Chairperson Human Rights Investigation Commission of Turkish Parliament Derya Yanik stated that supporting Kashmir was the requirement of international law and conscience. Turkiye has always supported a peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute as per the desire of the Kashmiri people and would continue to do so.
While expressing concerns over the worst human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), she urged the international community to play its role in putting an end to human rights atrocities in IIOJK and implementation of UN resolutions to ensure peace and stability in the region.
Reiterating Turkish support for Kashmiri legitimate cause of self-determination, Member of Parliament Burhan Kayaturk stated that when United Nations resolutions were not implemented, it put not only international peace but also human rights at stake.
He thanked the people and government of Turkiye for their principled stance on Kashmir, especially President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for highlighting the Kashmir cause at UNGA.
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