Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday (August 24) will speak with United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) António Guterres and discuss India’s human rights violations and the security situation in occupied Kashmir.
Foreign Minister Qureshi is expected to speak with UNSG Guterres who is in Paris at approximately 5PM today.
Occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government abolished Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. Due to the blockade, a famine-like situation is emerging as people are facing a severe shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines and occupied Kashmir represents a humanitarian crisis in all its manifestations.
Landline, mobile phone services and internet remain suspended in the territory for the past over two weeks. A humanitarian crisis is unfolding as there is a growing shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines.
Earlier, US-based organisation “Genocide Watch” has issued an alert and called on the members of the United Nations to warn India not to commit genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir.
“On August 5, the Indian President revoked the Special Autonomous Status of India Administered Jammu and Kashmir under Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India,” Genocide Watch said in its alert. India has over 600,000 troops in Kashmir. Movement of people and freedom of the press are restricted. India has cut off internet communications,” it added.
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