Pakistan urges UN to resolve Kashmir dispute on ‘pressing foundation’

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Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram speaks exterior a UN safety council assembly on Afghanistan on August 16, 2021 on the United Nations in New York. — AFP/File
  • Pakistan’s envoy to UN says “we urge safety council to train their authority to advertise peaceable decision of IOJK dispute”.
  • “Peace and safety should stay on the core of the capabilities of the United Nations,” he says.
  • The envoy notes that thus far there was no accountability for India’s crimes.

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has known as out to the United Nations to expedite its efforts and “urgently” resolve the Kashmir dispute in a bid to halt Indian atrocities within the territory and forestall a menace to regional and international peace.

“Peace and safety should stay on the core of the capabilities of the United Nations,” Everlasting Consultant of Pakistan to the United Nations Munir Akram advised the UN Common Meeting on Friday whereas commenting on the report of the UN chief on the work of the organisation.

“We urge the safety council and the secretary-general to train their appreciable authority to advertise an early and peaceable decision of the Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) dispute and to finish the Indian reign of terror in opposition to the Kashmiri individuals”, the Pakistani envoy mentioned.

The UN, he mentioned, can do “way more” to deal with peace and safety threats by absolutely utilizing the authority supplied by the United Nations Constitution, similar to in Article 99, and by taking motion within the Common Meeting if the Safety Council is unable to take action.

The first menace in South Asia, the Pakistani envoy mentioned, is posed by the dispute over IOJK and India’s try and annex and rework the Muslim majority state into Hindu majority territory, “a grave violation of council resolutions that promised Kashmiris their proper to self-determination by means of a United Nations supervised plebiscite”.

Shedding gentle on the intensive unlawful actions taken by India, the ambassador urged the council and the secretary-general to advertise an early, peaceable finish to the dispute.

He cited the rise of racial and non secular hate and violence, with Islamophobia amongst its gravest manifestations, notably as characterised by lynching and requires genocide of Muslims in India.

He mentioned: “The worst manifestation of Islamophobia is the officially-inspired marketing campaign of the ”Hindutva” adherents in India in opposition to Muslims.”

Up to now, the Pakistan envoy famous, there was no accountability for India’s crimes.

Indian legal guidelines present full impunity to the 900,000 troops India had deployed in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan condemned the rising harassment, unlawful arrests and registration of pretend legal circumstances in opposition to journalists and civil society activists similar to Khurram Pervez within the Indian-occupied territory, he mentioned.

The current assault and ban on the Kashmir Press Membership, he added, is one other manifestation of India’s entrenched use of brutal pressure and coercion to silence all those that increase their voice in opposition to its legal and genocidal acts in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Ambassador Akram additionally drew consideration to the assertion made not too long ago by the Head of “Genocide Watch”, Professor Gregory Stanton, by which he said: “We’re warning that genocide might very effectively occur in India.”

“We name on the secretary-general and the United Nations to take decisive steps to fight Islamophobia and to forestall the hazard of genocide in opposition to the Muslims of India,” he mentioned.

On the outset, the Pakistani envoy welcomed the United Nations mobilisation of humanitarian and different help for Afghanistan, calling final September’s flash enchantment and the current $5 billion enchantment “well timed and important”.

He additional added that the United Nations function in peacekeeping is a serious success and “Pakistan will stay a steadfast companion in making certain the effectiveness of such operations, notably the United Nations Navy Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), stationed within the IOJK area.”

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