New Delhi: Pakistan has made another blooper, and gone the whole hog, said media reports on Tuesday. In 20,000 sheets of 20 propaganda postal stamps on “atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir”, the Imran Khan government ended up showcasing Kashmiri Pandit and Sikh victims of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. One of the stamps reportedly has the line, ‘Kashmir will become Pakistan,’ in Urdu. Also Read - India Pushes For Pakistan to Remain on FATF Grey List, Says Pak Continues to be Safe Haven for Terrorists
According to the report, organisation Roots in Kashmir (RIK), has written to UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, complaining that one of the stamps was the picture of a protest it organised against the Pandit exodus forced by Pakistan-backed terror groups. The stamp is “a malicious attempt to raise the bogey of Kashmir” by “appropriating the exodus and exile of Pandits,” RIK said. In the letter the group has said the picture in one of the stamps is of a protest organised by them at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, some five-six years ago, said Amit Raina, the coordinator of the group. Also Read - Pakistani Money Heist Titled '50 Crore' Triggers Hilarious Meme Fest on Twitter, Fans Call it 'Sasta Version'
“We wish to bring to your kind notice that the Pakistan government had recently issued postal stamps which they believe would aid in ‘highlighting’ the human rights abuses of Kashmiris at the Indian government,” according to the letter as quoted by PTI. Also Read - India to Observe October 22 as Black Day to Highlight Pak-Backed Militia's Invasion in J&K
The Pakistan PMO cleared plan of stamps on ‘Kashmir An organisation’, said RIK, appealing to the United Nations “to not only intervene to safeguard their existence but also write formally to the government of Pakistan to withdraw the stamps and ask them to issue an apology to the entire Kashmiri Pandit community for the crimes against them and also for the false representation they have tried to make by using the protest picture of Roots in Kashmir”.
As per Pakistani media, the proposal had been cleared by the communications ministry, the foreign ministry and the prime minister’s office. India had agreed to minister-level talks with Pakistan on the sidelines of the UNGA session in New York last week but called off the meeting at the last minute, citing the issue of Pakistani propaganda stamps and the killing of a BSF soldier and three Kashmiri policemen. These stamps also have some commemorating Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.
Last year, Pakistan envoy to the UN exhibited the picture of a Palestinian girl as a Kashmiri victim of Indian pellet guns.