Qureshi urges India to allow UN to investigate grave human rights
violations in IIOJ&K

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS):Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah
Mahmood Qureshi has urged India to allow the United Nations to
investigate the grave human rights violations in its Indian Illegally
Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
In his message on Kashmiris’ Right to Self-determination Day
observed on Tuesday, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that today,
Kashmiris around the world are observing the 72nd anniversary of the
United Nations’ commitment that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute
would be decided through the democratic method of a free and
impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices.
He said that through this resolution, the United Nations affirmed its
support for realization of the inalienable right to self-determination of
Kashmiris – a right from which all other fundamental freedoms and
basic human rights emanate.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that regrettably, this right of Kashmiris is
being brazenly denied by India in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu
and Kashmir (IIOJK) for more than past seven decades. The United
Nations, especially the UN Security Council, bear the responsibility to
ensure fulfilment of the promise of granting the right to self-
determination to the Kashmiris.
He said that India is the sole cause of non-fulfillment of this promise.
Post 5 August 2019, India’s unabated oppression has reached
unprecedented levels with the inhuman military siege now in place for
over 500 days. In the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, India has deprived

Kashmiris of their basic rights to life, health and food. Thanks to
awakened global conscience, the fresh spate of India’s illegal and
unilateral actions, aimed at altering the disputed status of IIOJK and
bringing about demographic change to undermine the right to self-
determination of Kashmiris, have been widely rejected by the
international community.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the international community must
continue its support for the fundamental freedoms and basic human
rights of Kashmiris and urge India to allow the UN to investigate the
grave human rights violations in IIOJK. India must allow United
Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)
unhindered access to carry out its duties in IIOJK.
“If India has nothing to hide, why does it not allow international media
and civil society to visit and report on the human rights situation in
IIOJK? Let me reaffirm Pakistan’s strong and steadfast support to the
valiant Kashmiri people in their just struggle for human dignity and
their inalienable right to self-determination in accordance with United
Nations Security Council resolutions” he said.

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