Pakistan to approach UN Human Rights Council to send a fact finding mission to occupied Kashmir to investigate Indian brutalities
National Security Committee chaired by PM meets in Islamabad discussed the situation in occupied Kashmir
Pakistan expresses grave concern over deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.The meeting demanded ban on the use of pellet guns by the Indian troops in the held valley.Pakistan has decided to approach the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to send a fact finding mission to occupied Kashmir for investigating the slaughter of innocent civilians.The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today. The meeting demanded ban on the use of pellet guns by the Indian troops in the held valley for dispersing people exercising their right to protest.It unanimously called upon the international community to condemn the blatant human rights violations and play its role in ensuring the realization of human rights of the Kashmiri people through fulfilling its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions.
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Nafees Zakria (Spokesperson, MOFA):
“Indian atrocities in Kashmir are a matter of great concern. Pakistan has taken up the matter to Security Council and OIC to get it resolved at the earliest. it is not for the first time that India has started brutalities against innocent people. Rather, it has been practicing the same since long. Hundreds of Thousand innocent people have been killed since then. We need to see the issue in a correct perspective. We want to implement the UN resolution in the valley. We want freedom for innocent people, which is their fundamental right. Kashmir is among top priorities of Pakistan in foreign policy realm. Pakistan not only condemns the killing of 50 people, but also raises voice against these atrocities on different forums. We raised the issue to human rights commission in Geneva and to the UN as well. We have also raised the issue in front of many ambassadors of different countries too. We have always extended our political and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people.”
Lt. Gen. Retd. Raza Khan (Defense Analyst):
“This is a very right time for Pakistan and international community to take any decision about Kashmir. The recent events are worst example of state sponsored terrorism by Indian forces in Kashmir. India has appointed at least one soldier for 27 people in the valley. Curfew has been imposed for last ten days and Kashmiri people are not allowed to bring necessary things from markets. OIC committee on Kashmir should take notice of these brutalities in Kashmir. In 1948, Jawahar Lal Nehru promised under the resolution No. 47 to conduct plebiscite in Kashmir, but India has not fulfilled the promise. Pakistan should pursue the Kashmir issue and press it in Security Council to get the matter resolved under UN resolution.