ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said India is using all methods from barbaric violence to fraudulent elections to deprive Kashmiris of their right to self-determination and perpetuate its unlawful occupation of Kashmir.
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir will continue to wage the struggle for their right to self-determination with courage and conviction,” she said while addressing the General Assembly’s Special Political and Decolonization Committee.
The Pakistani envoy said deployment of tens of thousands of Indian troops in the occupied territory was aimed at suppressing the legitimate freedom of the people.
She condemned aggressive use of pellet guns by India against peaceful protestors in occupied Kashmir.
Maleeha Lodhi said India was committing war crimes which had left the young generation sightless and maimed for life.
She said that the decolonization agenda of the UN would remain unfulfilled without peaceful resolution of one of the longest disputes of all time — Kashmir conflict.