PM calls upon UN to take stock of HR violations in Occupied Kashmir

HEADLINE PAKISTAN

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon the United Nations to take stock of grave human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

During a telephonic conversation with Secretary General of United Nations António Guterres on Thursday, the Prime Minister expressed deep concern over the gross human rights violations by Indian security forces in the held territory.                                 

He highlighted especially the recent killing of 15 innocent Kashmiris and injuries to more than 300 protesters.

The Prime Minister termed the situation in IOK as “unacceptable”.

He said imposition of Presidential Rule in IOK has the danger of further aggravating the already serious situation.

The Prime Minister urged the Secretary General to weigh in and to stop India from perpetrating state repression, violence and brute force against Kashmiri youth, women and children.

The Prime Minister asked that the Commission of Inquiry should be dispatched urgently to investigate this grave situation in line with recommendations of the June 2018 report of UN Human Rights Commissioner on Human Rights in Kashmir.

The Prime Minister reiterated the proposal to appoint a Special UN Representative for resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.