ISLAMABAD -- Senator A Rehman Malik on Saturday requested the management of Guinness World Records to make part of its record 'the Longest Curfew' imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
In a letter written to the Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of the Guinness World Records, former interior minister drew his attention towards 'the worst human rights situation' in IOK, saying Indian troops had imposed the longest-ever curfew in the valley since August 5, 2019.
'So far in the human history, nowhere so long curfew is imposed,' said PPP lawmaker.
Senator Malik made this announcement in a joint press conference along with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan at his residence in Islamabad.
Both the leaders briefed the media on the prevailing situation in IOK particularly the human rights violations after August 5 action of Indian government to annex the valley.
Earlier, President AJK called on Senator Malik and highly applauded him for raising the Kashmir issue both at national and international level and named him 'the Ambassador of Kashmiris'.
'In the meeting, both the leaders discussed in detail the ongoing situation in IOK and condemned the unprecedented brutalities which Indian forces are committing against unarmed Kashmiris in terms of mass murdering, mass blinding through pellet guns, rapes, tortures, enforced disappearances, political repression and suppression of freedom of speech,' said a statement issued by the office of Senator Malik.
Malik gave a copy of the letter to President Masood which he has written to editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records to make part of its record the 'longest curfew in Indian Occupied Kashmir.' A copy of the letter has been sent to secretary general United Nations besides others.
While addressing the news conference, Malik said Indian forces under Prime Minister Modi had already crossed all limits of humanity by violating the human rights in the valley but sadly the international community and Islamic world had become silent spectators. He said Indian government had imposed curfew since August 5 to suppress the voice of oppressed Kashmiris and to deprive them of their right of freedom of expression.
He said that India, under PM Modi, has turned the whole Kashmir Valley into the largest prison of the world.
He said now it was the 139th day of persistent and the longest curfew ever imposed in the history of the world that showed the Indian...