Genocide Watch chief’s views on occupied Kashmir hailed


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Muslims are being maltreated not just in occupied Kashmir but in all of India. — AP/File

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has hailed the recent statement of Genocide Watch founding president and chairman Dr. Gregory Stanton regarding Muslims’ genocide in India.


Pakistan had expressed its concerns over the matter at several international forums, but the situation was further deteriorating in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), said FM Qureshi in a statement issued on Friday.


He said Muslims were being maltreated not just in the occupied territory but entire India. “What happened in Gujarat and Delhi is before everybody,” he said.


Pakistan had already presented irrefutable evidence regarding Indian involvement in acts of terrorism inside Pakistan, Mr. Qureshi said in reference to the dossier released last week.


Earlier on Tuesday, the founder of Genocide Watch — a global organization dedicated to the prevention of genocide — while speaking at a panel discussion organized by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) on “10 Stages of Genocide & India’s Muslims” said genocide is more than killing people. “It is also causing serious physical and mental harm to members of the group that is intended to destroy the group. Driving them out. Not letting them have food or water and a lot of other basics. Taking away children of the group. Preventing births within the group. We see all these things already happening in Kashmir. These types of killings going on in Kashmir are genocidal in nature. Why are the 600,000 Indian troops in Kashmir? This is for a very small population compared to the rest of India. And yet why are they there?”


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