Tributes to Pulwama martyrs and candle light march against Pak sponsored terror and religious persecution in Japan
Feb-26, Kawaguchi (Japan): Human right activists gathered on the first eve of Balakot strike against terror camp, and paid tribute to the martyrs of Pulawama attack. On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The attacker was Adil Ahmad Dar, a local from Pulwama district, and a member of Jaish-e-Mohammed. On 26 February 2019, twelve Mirage 2000 jets of the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control and dropped bombs into Balakot, Pakistan over a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp and killed a large number of terrorists, reported to be between 300 and 350. Pakistan has been infamous for sheltering terror activities and few years ago Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, was found killed in Pakistan’s Abbottabad by America’s Joint Special Operations Command team.
Besides this, Pakistan is notoriously infamous for its persecution of not only religious minorities but also ethnic minorities within their own country. The forceful conversion programs have often been unleashed against the minorities especially Christians, Sikhs and Hindus living in Pakistan with utmost brutality. Last year the European Union parliament has released a report on minority groups in Pakistan which alleges state role in what it calls is institutionalised discrimination and prosecution of these marginalised sections of society. In yet another embarrassment for the terror state of Pakistan, the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in December last year has also slammed Pakistan’s Imran Khan government stating that their discriminatory legislation has empowered people with “extremist mindsets” to carry out attacks on religious minorities.