JK NewsToday Commentary
It was a bad incident in Pulwama in south Kashmir on December 15 , when seven protestors who had almost captured an Indian army vehicle by the sheer strength of the numbers comprising the hostile crowd , were killed . The crowd had no reason to do what it did and the options of the security forces were limited in the given situation .
But that gives no right to Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to deliver lessons on the human rights to Delhi . He is well advised to look at his own backyard where Pushtoons and Balochis are being crushed with all the military might . He needs to look into the mirror image of Pakistan in the eyes of the world about its own human rights violation record .
He has tweeted that he would take up this issue of the Pulwama incident at the United Nations- but let him be reminded that how the U S had recently listed it among the countries where there is no religious freedom . It would be better for Pakistan to set its own house in order before talking about Jammu and Kashmir .
Imran Khan, who is also known as Taliban Khan, should tell the world how the rights of the people of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir have been mutilated for the past seven decades. The minorities don’t exist there and the freedom of the people of the so-called “ Azad Kashmir” has been curbed . Many groups are not allowed to contest elections , and the terrorist-military nexus of Pakistan has stifled all the voices of dissident .
Imran Khan is advised to read this observation of the Human Rights Watch ;
“ The Pakistan government is increasingly silencing critical voices of journalists and activists under the pretext of national security . Enforced disappearances , extrajudicial killings , and torture take place with impunity , while security forces exercise undue political influence over civilian authorities. Blasphemy –related violence against religious minorities , fostered in part by government persecution and discriminatory laws , is frequent . Authorities have failed to establish adequate protection or accountability for abuses against women and girls , including “ honor” killings and forces marriage . Over 490 people have been executed since the government ended an unofficial ban on the death penalty in late 2014”. Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan this is the mirror image of Pakistan and better look into it before pointing accusing fingers at others.