ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said Pakistan was gravely concerned over the escalation of systematic brutalities, killing of innocent civilians and human rights violations committed by the Indian security forces with impunity in the Indian occupied Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, the prime minister said the Indian security forces have recently unleashed a reign of terror against the Kashmiri people, the Hurriyat leadership has been arrested or detained and peaceful protesters were being constantly terrorized and maimed by gunfire and pellet shots.

“Indian state terrorism has resulted in the killing of 14 people in just the last 36 hours. The denial of access to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission is but proof of both the Indian oppression and Indian guilt,” he said.

The continued inhuman oppression by India against five generations of Kashmiris struggling for a just, fair and legitimate right to self-determination calls in question the collective conscience of the world, he said.

The people of the world must raise their voice against the Indian oppression and world leaders must unite to save the victimized and brutalized women, children and youth of Kashmir.

“In particular, we call upon the United Nations to play its role to stop the bloodbath of Kashmiris and enforce their inalienable right to self- determination.”

“Pakistan denounces Indian state terrorism in the strongest terms and will continue to provide moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination under the UN charter and in accordance with the UNSC resolutions,” he concluded.