UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to raise the Kashmir issue during his discussions with various leaders attending the 74th session of UN General Assembly.
This was stated by his Spokesman Stephane Dujarric at a regular briefing in New York while responding to a question about the communication blockade in Indian Occupied Kashmir. He said he will also use the opportunity of discussions during the General Assembly to raise the issue of Kashmir. The spokesman said that Antonio Guterres also underscored the need for dialogue as the only way to resolve Kashmir dispute.
In occupied Kashmir, people continue to suffer immensely as the Kashmir valley remained under strict military lockdown for the 47th consecutive day, today.
The heavy deployment of Indian troops has created an atmosphere of fear, forcing the people to remain indoors. The continued blockade of the valley has aggravated the situation to an alarming proportion. The residents confined to their homes are facing difficulties in meeting their daily needs. The shortage of essential commodities like milk, baby food and life-saving medicines is adding to the miseries of the people and the valley represents a humanitarian crisis.
Normal life remains crippled as all markets, business establishments, shops and educational institutions are shut while transport is off the road in the valley. The occupation authorities continue to snap the means of communications including internet and mobile phone services and keep TV channels closed in Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu.
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17 November, 2019