ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner (HC) to Canada Tariq Azim Khan, on Friday, met Amnesty International Secretary General (SG) Alex Neve, in Canada to discuss the Indian ruthlessness being carried out against innocent Kashmiris.
According to a message received here, the high commissioner briefed the secretary general on the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir where hundreds of civilians, especially the youth, were blinded through use of pellet guns by the occupational forces.
Pellet shotguns have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatising thousands of people in occupied Kashmir and violate international standards under United Nations (UN) code of conduct, he added.
The high commissioner underlined that Canada is considered as the flag bearer and champion of human rights, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his forthcoming visit to India, should take up the issue of human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir.
The secretary-general informed the high commissioner that it is unfortunate that India is not allowing access to Amnesty International and other international human rights organisations to visit parts of Kashmir which are under siege by the Indian forces.
He informed the high commissioner that Amnesty International will urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take up the human rights violations issue with the Indian government during his visit.
He also briefed the high commissioner about the postcard campaign, against the use of pellet guns, initiated by Amnesty International India.