Shah Mahmood Qureshi, The Foreign Minister of Pakistan has addressed a letter to the United Nations Security Council and the UN Secretary General on the completion of 2 years since India’s illegal and unilateral actions in occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 05.
As per details, The FM Qureshi in his letter, has drawn attention to the blatant measures taken by India on 5 August 2019 to consolidate its occupation of the disputed territory, followed by additional unlawful steps to strengthen its colonial hold over IIOJ&K.
The Foreign Office of Pakistan issue a press release quoted as FM Qureshi said that “These additional steps include illegal changes to the demographic structure and electoral boundaries in the occupied territory, aimed at further marginalization of Kashmiri Muslims to suppress their demand for freedom from Indian occupation and repression,”
He categorically rejected all unilateral measures initiated by India in IIOJK, including the illegal measures announced by it on and after 5 August 2019, as well as any further unlawful steps that may be imposed in the future.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also highlights that all such measures by India in IIOJK are violations of international law, including the UNSC resolutions and 4th Geneva Convention, and, are ipso facto, legally and materially, null and void.
The letter written by FM Qureshi further reads that, In order to suppress the people in IIOJ&K, India has deployed 900,000 security personnel; enforced the most extended curfew and lockdowns; imprisoned the Kashmiri political leadership; illegally detained 15,000 Kashmiri youth; tortured and extra-judicially killed young boys; put down peaceful protests violently, including by the use of pellet guns; and imposed collective punishments by demolishing and burning entire neighbourhoods and villages.
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