FM Qureshi warns international community of 'genocide' in Indian-occupied Kashmir

Kashmir not an internal affair of India - FM Qureshi tells international community
Geneva: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the top United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India’s “illegal military occupation” of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the specter of “genocide”.

Raising concerns over increasing brutalities by Indian forces in the valley after New Delhi stripped IOK of its autonomy and imposed a crippling lockdown on August 5, Qureshi said, “India is committing human rights violations in the valley which has exposed the true face of the so-called democratic country.”

“India has illegally tried to annex Kashmir. India’s unilateral actions have not only violated international laws but also the UNSC resolutions over Kashmir.”

Qureshi provided a review of the situation in occupied Kashmir which he said had been transformed by India into the "largest prison in the planet" where basic amenities and means of communication were not accessible.

He said shops and hospitals in the region were running out of supplies and the political leadership of Kashmir had been placed under house arrest or imprisoned. Additionally, Qureshi said that over 6,000 individuals had been arrested without due process of law.