Pakistan slams India for politicising international chess olympiad, backs out

Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar – Radio Pakistan
  • Pakistan condemns Indian makes an attempt to politicise forty fourth chess olympiad being held in Chennai.
  • India politicised olympiad by means of passing torch relay throughout Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, says FO.
  • Says India brushed aside territory’s “disputed” standing.

Pakistan strongly condemned India’s “mischievous attempt” to politicise the forty fourth Chess Olympiad 2022, which starts nowadays in Chennai, and has boycotted the development in protest.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar, Pakistan has been invited by means of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) to compete within the forty fourth Chess Olympiad, which will probably be held in Chennai until August 10. A Pakistani contingent had already begun arrangements for this match.

“Regrettably, India has chosen to politicise this prestigious international sporting event by passing the torch relay of this event through the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK),” stated the FO spokesperson.

The torch relay handed via Srinagar on June 21, 2022, in step with the FO spokesperson’s remark.

The FO spokesperson slammed India for the act and stated that by means of passing the torch relay via IIOJK, in “utter disregard” of the globally stated disputed standing of the territory, India has dedicated a travesty that the international neighborhood can not settle for beneath any cases.

“India must know that by such provocative and indefensible actions, it can neither seek nor claim international legitimacy for its unjustifiable, illegal, and tyrannical occupation of IIOJK, continuing for over 7 decades. As is well-known, Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognised “disputed” territory between Pakistan and India,” the remark learn.

The FO spokesperson remark additional mentioned that the IIOJK has been beneath forcible and unlawful profession by means of India since 1947, and this dispute has remained at the schedule of the United Nations Security Council for greater than seven a long time.

It mentioned that India is accountable for well-liked atrocities and egregious human rights violations in IIOJK. “Since India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, Indian occupation forces have extra-judicially killed more than 650 innocent Kashmiris. More ominously, India has been seeking to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory in flagrant violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions, international law, and the 4th Geneva Convention,” it learn.

“As a protest, Pakistan has decided not to participate in the 44th Chess Olympiad and will also raise the matter with the International Chess Federation at the highest level,” the FO spokesperson stated.

“Pakistan also strongly urges the international community to call upon India to end its gross and systematic violations of human rights in IIOJK, revoke its illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, and free all political prisoners, including the true Kashmiri leaders,” the remark concluded. 

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