Fakhrul intervenes as Pak envoy rants against India at BNP discussion

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 22:00, Dec 11, 2019 | Updated : 23:31, Dec 11, 2019

Shah Faisal Kakar, middle, acting high commissioner of Pakistan to Dhaka, during a program marking the International Human Rights Day organized by BNP at Lakeshore hotel in Banani, Dhaka on Wednesday, Decmeber 11, 2019 PHOTO/Arifur Rahman RabbiThe Pakistani envoy was stopped twice and asked to finish his speech by the BNP secretary general for apparently ranting against India during a roundtable discussion organized by the party marking the International Human Rights Day.
Diplomats from 27 foreign missions in Dhaka attended the discussion on Wednesday (Dec 11)held at the Lakeshore Hotel in the city's Banani.
However, none of the diplomats, except for acting High Commissioner to Pakistan Shah Faisal Kakar, spoke at the programme.
Kaka was intervened twice by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir during his address, which largely centred on the Kashmir issue, prompting him to shorten his written speech.
In his speech, which largely centred on the Kashmir issue, Kakar said that the people of the valley have been denied the legitimate right to self-determination
"Self-determination is guaranteed by eleven UN Security Council resolutions for then seven decades and more than one hundred thousand Kashmiris have been killed in their just struggle for freedom."
Coming down hard on the Narendra Modi-led Indian government for stripping Kashmir of its special status, the Pakistan envoy said: “Around 6,000 young Kashmiris have been abducted in night raid from their house; hundreds Kashmiris have sustained injuries due to the indiscriminate use of pellet guns.
“Repeated incidents of molestation and rape of women and girls have been reported; lack of access to medical services and hospitals; detention of Kashmiri leadership and human rights defenders; and ambulant reports of non- availability of life saving medicines and food.”
Leaders and activists of BNP present at the roundtable discussion titled `Absence of Democracy and Systematic Human Rights Violation by State Apparatus` at Hotel Lakeshore in Dhaka on Wednesday, December 11, 2019He also said that notwithstanding the virtual information blackout, reports have emerged highlighting the abduction of young boys from their home by Indian security forces. Political leaders and activists have been randomly arrested or detained.
He recalled that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s visionary remarks on Kashmir issue which are narrated in the book named “Karagarer Rojnamcha.”
Kakar also said it is need of the time that international community must wake up from their slumber and facilitate efforts to avert crises to peace and security and pave the way for a peaceful negotiated solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the United Nation Security Council resolution and wishes of the Kashmir people.