Pakistan approaches Guinness World Record to register “longest-ever curfew” in J&K


ISLAMABAD: In a bid to highlight the Kashmir situation at the international platform, Pakistan has approached the management of Guinness World Record to register the “Longest Curfew” in Jammu & Kashmir as a world record.

PPP leader and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Affairs Senator Rehman Malik has written a letter in this regard to Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of the Guinness World Records, drawing his attention towards what he called “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 Rehman Malik made this announcement in a joint press conference along with AJK President Sardar Masood Khan at his residence in Islamabad on Saturday. Both the leaders briefed the media on the prevailing situation in J&K 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.