ISLAMABAD - The parliament yesterday condemned Indian terrorism both in occupied Kashmir and Pakistan, reiterating country’s commitment to a meaningful dialogue with the neighbouring country to resolve all outstanding issues.

The lawmakers, in a joint session of parliament, unanimously passed a resolution after a detailed debate on Kashmir situation and violations of human rights there by the occupation forces.

The resolution, moved by Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, called upon the international community to play its role in stopping the bloodshed in the occupied Valley.

It condemned the stated intent by India to use water as a weapon against the people not only of Pakistan but the region in flagrant violation of its international treaty obligations.

It also recognised the legitimacy of the indigenous struggle of the Kashmiri people for the realisation of their rights to self-determination in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and international law.

About Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadev, it condemned India’s blatant interference and sponsorship of terrorism and subversive activities in Pakistan, as substantiated by the capture and confession of serving Indian naval officer from RAW.

“This house strongly recommends that the matter of Kulbhushan Jadev should be taken up with the United Nations,” says the resolution.

The resolution also strongly condemned the brutal use of force by the Indian occupation forces in the Indian occupies Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in killing of more than 110 innocent people and injuries to more than 12,000 with many in critical condition.

“It condemns the use of pellet guns and targeting of the protestors’ eyes as a result of witch more than 700 people have sustained severe eye injuries and at least 150 have become permanently blind,” the resolution read.

“It salutes the courage of the valiant people of the Indian occupies Jammu and Kashmir for continuing their heroic struggle in the face of the worst Indian state terrorism,” it said.

It expressed deep concerns over the arrest and detention of the Hurriyat leadership human right activists, journalists and other political activists and urges the Indian government to release them immediately.

The resolution strongly deplored the continuation of draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act which have created an environment of complete impunity for more than 700,000 Indian occupation forces in IOK.

It also rejected Indian claim that the Indian occupies Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part and recalls that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and an internationally recognised dispute on the agenda of the UN Security Council.

The house urged the Indian government to immediately stop terrorising the innocent people and fulfil its international human rights and international humanitarian law obligations as well as commitment under the UNSC resolutions. It condemned the recent unprovoked Indian aggression and repeated ceasefire violations that pose a threat to regional peace and security.

The resolution rejected Indian efforts to shift the focus from its brutal tactics to suppress the indigenous uprising of the Kashmiri people for liberation from Indian occupation to false claims of terrorism across the LoC. It also rejected ludicrous Indian claim of carrying surgical strike across the LoC, as blatantly false and brazen attempts at diverting international attention away from its atrocities.

The resolution said that the house also rejected the baseless Indian accusations against Pakistan of involvement in Uri attack and noted with concern the timing of Uri attack which may be an effort to divert international attention from Indian brutalities in IOK.

The joint sitting, in its resolution, regretted Indian designs to scuttle all diplomatic efforts for bilateral multilateral dialogue, including the refusal to engage constructively at the Saarc forum. It also applauded the bravery and unwavering commitment of the armed forces of Pakistan for their befitting response to Indian aggression.

The house adopted this resolution after three days of discussions when just over 50 lawmakers from both houses of the parliament were present. Some of the lawmakers from opposition parties (PPP and MQM) were still annoyed for not giving them time to speak on the Indian aggression.

Opposition leader Syed Khursheed, at the fag end of proceedings, said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior members of government should have been in house at this important time. “Absence of prime minister and other members at this time is not good,” he added.

Opposition leader in Senate Aitzaz, just before prorogation order, interrupted Speaker Ayaz Sadiq to once again criticised the PM for not uttering name of Indian spy at UN General Assembly.

“I will donate Rs50,000 to blind association if the prime minister will utter name of Khulbushan Jadhav,” he said.

PPP’s senior member Sherry Rehman, taking the floor as a last speaker, alleged government for its weak foreign policy.

“Foreign policy cannot be made with just with one speech,” he said, criticising the prime minister for not mentioning the name of Khulbushan at UNGA.

“If you cannot handle the situation, make a call to Asif Ali Zardari saab and learn from him,” she remarked.

Sherry also criticised India for its threats to suspend Indus Water Treaty (IWT). Other lawmakers also spoke against the atrocities of Indian in Kashmir issue.