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Pakistan urges world to take notice of brutality in occupied Kashmir

AIZAZ CHAUDRY

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed serious concern over the brutal killings of civilians and violation of their other fundamental human rights by the Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has urged the international community and particularly the Permanent Members of the Security Council to take notice of the gravity of the situation in Occupied Kashmir.

He was briefing ambassadors of the Permanent members of the Security Council over the tense situation in Occupied Kashmir in Islamabad.

Aizaz Chaudhry emphasized that such inhumane and oppressive measures cannot deter the valiant people of Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.


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He called on India to respect human rights of the people of Occupied Kashmir and implement UN Security Council’s resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

The Foreign Secretary rejected Indian attempts to claim that the deteriorating human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir was an internal affair of India. He emphasized the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir awaiting the implementation of the UNSC resolutions.

The Foreign Secretary said that killings of innocent Kashmiri people could not be condoned under the pretext of terrorism. He observed that the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination cannot be equated with terrorism.  

He informed the Ambassadors that due to the excessive use of force against civilians protesting the killing of Burhan Wani, more than 30 innocent people have lost their lives and more than 350 have been injured so far.

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