Published On: Sat, Aug 6th, 2016

Pakistan wants to provide medical help to victims in IOK: PM Nawaz


Pakistan wants to provide medical help to victims in IOK PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan want to provide medical facilities to the victims of Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.

In a statement, PM Nawaz Sharif has said that the neighbouring country is violating human rights throught operation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK). The prime minister said that many Kashmiris lost their eye-sight after being hit by pellet guns used by the Indian forces.

He added that India is not allowing medical aid in the region whereas Indian forces are targeting hospitals and ambulances.

PM Nawaz said that the situation in IOK demands medical assistance in the region.

The premier went on to say that the situation in the region is forcing Pakistan to send medical aid in Indian occupied Kashmir. “We want to provide medical assistance to the victims of Indian atrocities in the region,” he said.

“Pakistan will bear the traveling and treatment expenses of the Kashmiris”, the prime minister said.

Fresh Indian Kashmir protests kill two, injure over 100

Fresh protests in Indian-administered Kashmir Friday left at least two protesters dead and more than 100 injured, taking the death toll from nearly a month of unrest to 54, a police officer said.

Thousands of residents clashed with government forces, defying a curfew authorities extended to large parts of the disputed territory, including the main city of Srinagar, for the 28th straight day.

Government forces fired bullets, tear gas shells and pellets from shotguns to break up demonstrations and thwart a protest march called by separatists opposed to Indian rule.

“Forces fired to disperse large crowds at two places in Budgam district in which two persons died,” a senior police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to media.

“Over 100 protesters (and) some policemen were injured in the day-long clashes,” the officer said.

Indian Kashmir has spiralled into unrest with almost daily anti-India protests and clashes since the killing on July 8 of popular young rebel leader Burhan Wani in a gunfight with soldiers.

The Himalayan territory has remained locked down since then as authorities imposed a rolling curfew, cut internet services and suspended most mobile networks.

The unrest, the worst since 2010, has left 54 civilians and two policemen dead so far. More than 4,000 people have been injured, many with pellets in their eyes causing partial or complete blindness.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since they won independence from British rule in 1947. Both claim the territory in its entirety.

Several rebel groups, including Wani’s Hizbul Mujahideen for decades have fought hundreds of thousands of Indian troops deployed in the territory, demanding the region’s independence or its merger with Pakistan.

Rights groups say 70,000 people, mostly civilians, have died in the fighting since 1989 when an armed rebellion against Indian rule began.

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