Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020

Pakistan urges UN to appoint special envoy for Jammu and Kashmir

New York [U.S.A] Sept. 22 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urged the United Nations to appoint a special envoy for Jammu and Kashmir to keep a track on alleged India's atrocities on the Kashmiris.

Abbasi, while speaking at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, said that Pakistan is open for dialogues with India but, the dialogue must be accompanied by an end to "India's campaign of state-sponsored terrorism against Pakistan including from across our western borders."

"A special envoy should be appointed for Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan remains open to resuming dialogue with India on all outstanding issues including on Jammu and Kashmir," Abbasi said.

The Pakistan Prime Minister also demanded an international investigation to look into the alleged atrocities and crime committed in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We ask the UNGC and the high commission of the human rights to send an enquiry commission in Kashmir to verify the nature and extent of India's human right violations. Secure the punishment of those responsible. And provide justice and relief to the victims," he said.

"The international community should call on India to stop the use of rape as the instrument of state policy and media blackout, which is a draconian emergency laws and free all Kashmiri political leaders," he added.

Abbasi also accused India of diverting world's attention from its "brutality" by frequently violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and called on the international community to interfere in the matter before it escalates.

"Despite over 600 violations since January this year Pakistan has acted with restrain. But if Indian does venture across the LoC or acts against its doctrine of limited wars against Pakistan, it will evoke a strong and matching response. The international community must act decisively to prevent the situation from dangerous escalation. The Kashmir issue should be resolved justly, peacefully and expeditiously," he said.

"As India is unwilling to resume peace forces with Pakistan, we call on the Security Council to fulfill its obligation to secure the implementation of its own resolution in Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

The Pakistan Prime Minister further alleged that India was "suppressing the struggle of self determination of the Kashmiri's and continuing its brutality through occupation forces."

He claimed that the New Delhi refused to implement unanimous resolution of UNSC, which mandate a UN supervised plebiscite to enable the people of Jammu and Kashmir to freely decide their destiny.

Further stressing on the issue, Abbasi said that Indian has deployed nearly 700, 000 troops in Kashmir to suppress their and termed the incident as the "most intense foreign military occupation in recent history".

He alleged that the peaceful protests of the people of Kashmir are being responded with indiscriminative and massive force by the Indian Government.

"Short gun pallet has blinded thousand of Kashmiri's including children's .These brutality clearly generate war crime and violates the Geneva Convention. I also urge international community to call on Indian to halt pallet gun attack against unarmed demonstrators," he said.

He said that rising racisms and religious hatred manifested by genocide and Islamo-phobia is erecting physical walls and physiological barriers as the world become increasingly interdependent.

"Ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas is not just an upfront for all norms and humanity but also challenges our collective consensus," he said.

Last year, while addressing at the 71st session UNGA, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said, "Burhan Wani, the young leader murdered by Indian forces, has emerged as the symbol of the latest Kashmiri Intifada, a popular and peaceful freedom movement, led by Kashmiris."

Sharif had also extended support to the demands of Kashmiri people for self determination and called on the UN Security Council to hold free and fair plebiscite.

He fhad urther demanded an independent inquiry and a UN fact finding mission to investigate the situation in Kashmir.

Responding to Sharif, India called Pakistan a "terrorist state" and accused it of carrying out "war crimes" against Indians through its "long-standing policy" of sponsoring terrorism.

(ANI | 2 years ago)