Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday (August 28) while speaking to reporters in Islamabad, said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell the world whether his measures on August 5 were bilateral or unilateral. He further said that Modi has undermined the spirit of bilateralism.
“Even police [of occupied Kashmir] have been hesitating from coordinating [over the prevailing situation],” he said while referring to intense clampdown by Indian occupation forces in the Himalayan region since August 5 when Modi-led Indian government abrogated articles 370 and 35A of its Constitution.
The minister stated that India has been violating resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Kashmir dispute. “Majority of the policemen in occupied Kashmir are Muslims, weapons have been taken back from them,” he remarked while mentioning that the ongoing dispute were to be resolved in accordance with the Shimla Agreement between both countries.
He outlined gross human rights’ violations and atrocities in the region and said that people have been facing acute shortage of essential commodities including food and medicines. “Indian soldiers are standing in front of every home in occupied Kashmir […] India is responsible for destabilising the region.
While talking about closure of Pakistan’s air space for India he said that the final decision about closure of Pakistan’s airspace for India has not been taken yet and the matter would be decided after consultation.
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