ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of Kashmir Solidarity Day, Additional Secretary (UN & EC) Tasnim Aslam on Tuesday briefed the ambassadors of Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries on the continuously deteriorating human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
The ambassadors were, at the Foreign Office in Islamabad, also briefed on the significance of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The additional secretary underscored that the Jammu & Kashmir dispute was outstanding on UN Security Council’s agenda with the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions remaining unimplemented. The longstanding dispute was the direct outcome of violation of the principles of partition of subcontinent, she said.
She highlighted the systematic genocide of defenceless Kashmiris for many decades at the hands of Indian occupation forces. “1.5 million Kashmiris have been killed by the Indian forces, while Kashmiris struggled for their legitimate right to self-determination,” said the additional secretary.
“India has endangered the peace and security of the region by depriving and by refusing to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute,” she said.
She said India’s aggressive designs and intransigence are causing a growing concern among the international community.
Tasnim Aslam urged the Muslim Ummah to play a more active role for the resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.