Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed the Kashmir situation during a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Friday, stressed the responsibility of the UN and the international community to take urgent measures to protect the Indian- occupied population of Kashmir and help resolve the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.
The prime minister briefed Guterres on the curfew and communications blackout imposed in Kashmir which have now been in place for 54 days, saying such “draconian lock-down” had no parallel in recent history.
Stressing the need for the restrictions to be lifted immediately, Prime Minister Imran once again conveyed Pakistan’s rejection of India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5 through which it revoked occupied Kashmir’s special autonomy — saying these were in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
He highlighted that India’s recent actions constituted “a new chapter in intensifying human rights violations” and noted that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights had documented in a comprehensive manner human rights violations previously committed by India in Kashmir.
The UN chief during the meeting reiterated his deep concern over the human rights and humanitarian situation in occupied Kashmir, he also said would “remain committed to the issue” and said his offer to help facilitate a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue persisted, the press release said.
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