Friday, February 23, 2024

Shah Mahmood Qureshi writes to UNSC President, UN Secretary General on situation at occupied Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has addressed a letter to both President of the United Nations Security Council and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, informing them of the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian conditions in the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

All illegal and unilateral measures imposed by India in IIOJK on August 5, 2019, including attempts to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory, are considered flagrant violations of international law. This includes the United Nations Charter, relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, as well as the Fourth Geneva Convention.

In addition, the letter from the foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized Pakistan’s desire for peaceful relations with all of its neighbors, especially with India. According to him, a just settlement of the Kashmir conflict is crucial for the long-term peace and stability of South Asia and the region.

The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday paid tribute to the people of Kashmir for their resolve and valiant struggle, saying it was past time to put an end to the human tragedy and resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of its people and United Nations resolutions.

Read Also: Time to end the human tragedy in occupied Kashmir: Qamar Javed Bajwa

In a message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, the army chief stated that the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) were subjected to the most severe human rights violations and were under lockdown, according to a tweet from the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations.

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