Tariq Farooq urges world to help end inhuman siege on Kashmiris in IoK

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MUZAFFARABAD:   (Parliament Times)    Senior Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Tariq Farooq urged the world community to play their due role to end continuous 19 days siege and curfew imposed by New Delhi in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

Talking to media here on Friday, he said there is acute shortage of life saving drugs and other medicines in occupied valley and if world human rights bodies do not come forward to lift the siege then thousands of patients may die within coming few days.

“Food and other edible items have already finished in IOK while milk shortage has put thousands children’s life at stake.” He told.

“World Food Program (WFP) and other global charity organizations must come forward and immediately address the food shortage issue in the region”, he appealed.

Tariq Farooq said Kashmiris here in AJK and overseas along with Pakistani brothers are ready to send food consignments to IOK and in this connection world should help us and facilitate for the deliverance of essential commodities in the locked area.

While condemning the arrest of political prisoners Senior Minister Farooq said that arrest All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders is understandable but sending pro-Indian leaders and former three puppet Chief Ministers behind the bars is concerning for the rest of the world and it want to know what India wants to do with the common Kashmiris.

“Since the last 19 days the landline telephones have been disconnected, internet and mobile phone are not working. What New Delhi wants to keep under carpet”, Tariq questioned.

“It is high time for world powers, global human rights bodies and peace activists to step forward to save the stranded Kashmiris from the worst atrocities of Hindu extremist government which involved in genocide of Muslims and now repeating it in Kashmir now”, he concluded