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Dr Shireen Mazari urges motion in opposition to India for ‘committing conflict crimes’

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Dr Shireen Mazari urges action against India for 'committing war crimes'

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has urged the worldwide neighborhood to proceed in opposition to New Delhi for committing conflict crimes by shifting prisoners from occupied Kashmir to India and violating the Geneva Convention by means of ill-treatment of ladies prisoners.

Mazari made the assertion whereas addressing a press briefing alongside Asiya Andrabi’s son and nephew in Islamabad on Monday. It could also be famous right here that the Foreign Office mentioned in a current assertion that Asiya Andrabi could also be convicted on January 18.

The federal minister mentioned the Indian authorities is committing conflict crimes by shifting Kashmiri prisoners to and from Indian jails. She was referring to Article 8 (conflict crimes) of the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court which states that the “transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies, or the deportation or transfer of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside this territory”.

Mazari mentioned the Narendra Modi authorities has additionally violated Article 76 and 83 of the Geneva Convention. 

“Article 76 says that women shall be confined in separate quarters and shall be under the direct supervision of women… and the detainees have the right to be visited by the Red Cross but Indian authorities don’t even provide doctors,” mentioned Mazari. “Andrabi and two other women with her are unwell but the Indian government is denying her medical assistance.”

The human rights minister asserted that the Indian authorities was violating worldwide legal guidelines and known as upon worldwide neighborhood and native and worldwide human rights organisations to sentence the actions.

The minister mentioned Pakistan ought to demand a global tribunal to proceed in opposition to India relating to conflict crimes. “In 2005, all countries at the United Nations accepted the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in principle. There are laws present. So the question is: why is the world silent? Is it our failure that we are unable to make a strong case or are countries avoiding taking on India due to economic interests?”

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