NEW DELHI: The Indian government on Saturday barred traders belonging to Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) from wearing green coloured attires, explaining that green symbolises support for the Pakistani flag.
The government stated that legal action shall be taken against those who sell green coloured clothes as well.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Masood Khan remarked that the occupation forces were “threatened by green colour”.
He added that if an innocent Kashmiri is martyred, the Pakistani flag is hoisted and the departed is buried in a deep-green coloured flag.
In addition, he remarked that the Indian government deems Kashmiris to be “terrorists”.
Masood Khan questioned as to why “standing up for one’s right was regarded as terrorism”.
The AJK premier called for intervention by the United Nations and the media all over the world to raise awareness on the atrocities suffered by innocent Kashmiris in the occupied valley.
“700,000 troops of Indian occupation forces have been committing brutal acts of violence against unarmed innocent Kashmiris,” he said.
He further said that India spends billions of rupees each year on defence and security.
Pakistan has consistently condemned increasing ceasefire violations by Indian forces due to which numerous civilians have lost their lives.
Islamabad has repeatedly urged New Delhi to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, investigate the incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct Indian forces to respect the agreement in letter and spirit and maintain peace along the Line of Control (LoC).
However, the violation of the truce has continued unabated.
Last year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report revealing “impunity for human rights violations and lack of access to justice” to be among human rights challenges in the occupied valley.