VIDEO: Srebrenica-like genocide could take place in Indian-occupied Kashmir – PM Khan warns
PM Khan said he was appalled by how such a thing could happen, and how the world had allowed it to happen.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has urged people to learn a lesson from the ‘1995 Srebrenica genocide’ and not let history repeat itself.
In a message on the 25th anniversary of the genocide in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the Prime Minister called out the international community and asked them to take notice of what was happening in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
“I remember the day very well, along with most people who have humanity in their hearts. I remember when it happened. We were shocked”, the PM said.
PM Khan said he was appalled by how such a thing could happen, and how the world had allowed it to happen. While drawing a comparison between the Srebrenica genocide and the situation in IoK right now, he feared that an atrocity similar to that in Srebrenica could happen again.
“We see problems for Kashmiris. 800,000 Indian troops have besieged 8 million people of Kashmir. And we fear a similar sort of massacre might follow there”, he said.
The Srebrenica genocide
In the Srebrenica genocide, more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were perpetrated by the Bosnian Serb forces, in 1995.
Other than that, over 20,000 residents were also exiled from the area, in a process called ‘ethnic cleansing’. All of this was done despite the presence of the Dutch troops, who were acting as the ‘international peacekeepers’.
Srebrenica overflooded with Serb forces, who seized territory from Bosnian Muslims and Croats to form a state of their own.
This was one of the worst mass murders that took place within Europe since World War II. The tragedy left a deep impact on the survivors and created obstacles to political reconciliation among the ethnic groups in Bosnia.
Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK)
In a tweet, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi also acknowledged the Srebenica Massacre and said that the world has a collective responsibility to ensure that history isn’t repeated.
July 2020 marks 25 years since the #Srebrenica Massacre, the murder of over 8000 Bosnian Muslims & ethnic cleansing of over 20'000 people. The world has a collective responsibility to ensure history is not repeated. What is happening in #IOJK and #Palestine is chillingly similar.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) July 11, 2020
Currently, the situation in IoK is chillingly similar, India has deployed thousands of troops in Kashmir, is imposing endless restrictions and has stripped Kashmir off of its special status.
The Indian government has revoked the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional autonomy and split it into two federal territories. All of this has been done in an attempt to bring it fully to the Indian government’s control.
The Indian troops are also killing anyone who tries to raise voice against their atrocities. All connections to the outer world have been cut.
In this year alone, the Indian personnel has killed 73 ‘rebels‘ in the Muslim-majority region so far.
Watch the Prime Minister’s message:
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