Pakistan writes to UN about ‘human rights violations’ in Kashmir


Pakistan on Thursday said that it has written to the UN Secretary General, the president of the UNSC and the OIC secretary general to update them about the “gross human rights violations” in Kashmir.

Speaking at his weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, said that the United Nations has a responsibility to resolve this long standing dispute which is on its agenda since long. “Pakistan always welcomes mediation offers for the resolution of this internationally recognized dispute,” he added.

The statement of Pakistan comes a day after UN chief, Antonio Guterres, acknowledged that he was engaged to bring India and Pakistan on a dialogue table to resolve the long-standing dispute.

When asked about the recent Indian army chief’s statement that the “Indian troops care for human rights in Kashmir”, the FO spokesperson said, “such claims need to be seen in the light of ground situation.”

“The international community has also raised serious concerns over the situation in occupied Kashmir. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has always supported the just cause of Kashmiri people. It has always emphasized the need for resolution of the dispute in accordance with the UNSC resolutions,” he further said.

He said that Pakistan calls upon the international community including its brothers in OIC to “impress upon India to stop brutalities in the valley”.

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