Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) activist Prof Sajjad Raja broke down as he spoke to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the atrocities by Pakistan on the people of the POK. During the 45th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva, he appealed to the council to stop Pakistan from treating them like animals.
Raja, while raising his voice said that the POK election Act 2020 has taken away all constitutional, civil and political rights of the citizens of the POK region.
Raja, Chairman of the National Equality Party JKGBL further expressed, "We the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir plead the council to stop Pakistan from treating us like animals. The POK election Act 2020 has taken away all of our constitutional, civil and political rights. Our activities opposing accession to Pakistan have been declared anti-state in flagrant violations of United Nations Resolutions."
He further said, "We are treated as traitors in our own home simply for defending it. By declaring our political activities illegal, this act gives the Pakistan Army a free hand to assassinate our people through targeted killings and enforce disappearances."
Pakistan is brainwashing the young minds
Raja said that Pakistan is "brainwashing" the young minds on both sides of the border in Jammu and Kashmir, thus, "making them cannon fodder in the proxy war with India".
"Pakistan is brainwashing innocent youth on both sides of the border in Jammu and Kashmir making them cannon fodder in the proxy war with India. Pakistan continues to run terror camps from POK," he said.
"Pakistan is now trying to declare disputed territory of Gilgit Baltistan as its province, thus, depriving our people of their land and their identity and culture. Pakistan's revisionist moves would throw the whole world into a brutal war."
"Pakistan has taken our freedom. Pakistan placed their boot of tyranny on our throat, suppressing our voice but we hope our voice shall be heard here. We beg the peace-loving world to stop what's happening to us, break away the chains," he said