No weapon can suppress determination of Kashmiris to get their right of self determination; DG ISPR

  • Indian forces have used cluster ammunition to target the non-combatants in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The attack left 3 dead and many others critically injured.
  • Indian attack is in violation of international law: DG ISPR.
  • Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols limit the barbarism as they protect the people who don’t take part in the fighting.
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Photo of a child severely injured as a result of a cluster munition attack by the Indian Forces.

Indian forces have used cluster ammunition to target the non-combatants in Azad Jammu and Kashmir in violation of the Geneva Convention. The Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols limit the barbarism as they protect the people who don’t take part in fighting as well as those who can no longer fight including sick, wounded, etc.

The Indian military has targeted innocent civilians including women and children in Neelum Valley using the prohibited cluster ammunition according to the military’s media wing. The attack left 3 dead and many others critically injured.

“The use of cluster bombs by the Indian Army violating international conventions is condemnable. No weapon can suppress the determination of Kashmiris to get their right to self-determination. Kashmir runs in the blood of every Pakistani. The indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris shall succeed, IA, read the statement shared by the DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor on Twitter.

These cluster bombs and ammunition have a synergistic impact when fired because they explode in the mid-air scattering several bomblets affecting more people than the set target. According to the International Committee of Red Cross, cluster munitions cause severe impact on civilians, killing and injuring a large number of people and causing long-lasting socio-economic problems.

In 2008, governments negotiated and adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions. This international humanitarian law treaty forbids the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.

“India in its war frenzy is not only sabotaging regional peace but also committing gross human rights violations along the LOC. I urge the nations of the world to take strict notice of the ongoing situation in IOK and LOC,” said Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in a statement on Twitter sharing the photos of injured people as a result of the Indian attack and site of the attack.

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Indian violations along the Line of Control are nothing new but looking at the international security situation especially in neighboring Afghanistan as Peace Talks entered another round of consultations this seems to be diverging the attention of the international community from the real security challenges.

Indian forces are already carrying out grim violations of human rights within Indian-held Kashmir under the cover of Armed Forces Special Power Act and Jammu and Kashmir Disturbance Act and have considerably increased the number of troops in the valley.

Do you think that India will be able to negate the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination by furthering the violations across the working boundary and by increasing the number of troops within the valley?

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