4 April 2020

Pakistan seeks UN action over India's Kashmir move

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Pakistan has sought an immediate intervention by the United Nations over revocation of special status to the disputed Kashmir valley by India "that entails grave dangers to regional peace and security in South Asia". reports citing Anadolu Agency.

In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood urged the UN "to immediately take note of the serious situation and urge India to stall state oppression and stop human rights abuses, refrain from unprovoked firing across the Line of Control ( LoC) and halt any actions that could bring about a material change in the situation on ground, in violation of Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir".

Accusing New Delhi of committing "gross" and "systematic" violations of human rights in the disputed valley, Qureshi said: "The UN has a responsibility to speak out against these violations, documented by an independent entity such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and occurring in a territory recognized by the UN Security Council as disputed."

Qureshi also charged New Delhi with violating the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding between Pakistan and India, causing civilian casualties and leading to heavy damages to civilian infrastructure.

Drawing the UN Secretary General's attention towards fresh deployment of 10,000 paramilitary forces in Jammu Kashmir, he said: "the Indian occupied Kashmir is already the most militarized zone in the world, with over 700,000 troops deployed for several decades.

2019.08.06 / 10:08
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