India denies visas to Pakistani medical mission for Kashmir

Srinagar, July 28, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Indian High Commission has refused visas to a Pakistani medical mission wishing to visit the occupied Kashmir for treating the victims of recent violence.

Mission coordinator Dr Nasir Hamdani told the media in Islamabad that thirty visa applicants, including senior doctors and paramedics were not allowed entry into the commission’s building. He said that as the Indian High Commission had refused to accept their visa applications by hand, they had applied online and sent documents through a courier company too.

“We had applied on humanitarian ground and not on a political basis,” Dr Nasir Hamdani said, requesting world human rights agencies, including the UN, to put pressure on India for issuance of visas as the Kashmiris, according to him, had refused to get treatment from Indian doctors.

He also appealed to medical practitioners across the world to reach Srinagar to help the Kashmiris injured by pellet guns and chemicals by the Indian forces. He said the mission would have also carried medical supplies, which were in short supply in occupied Kashmir.

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