ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah
Mahmood Qureshi has urged the international community to pay
attention to the gross and blatant human rights violations in the Indian
Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
He was addressing a photography and cultural exhibition organized in
Islamabad on Thursday to pay tribute to the Kashmiris’ resilience in
their just struggle for right to self-determination.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the diplomats should visit Azad Kashmir
and the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to assess the
ground realities and judge for themselves as to what the people want
The Foreign Minister said Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and
Kashmir is under military siege over the last eighteen months. He
hoped the new US administration which is talking about human rights
protection will stop ignoring the ground realities in the illegally
occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed the confidence that the
OIC and the EU will also play their role in this regard.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Kashmir is not an internal matter of
India. He said the dispute has been on the agenda of Pakistan-India
talks in the past whilst the UN Security Council has held three
discussions on it in the wake of 5th August 2019 illegal Indian steps in
The Foreign Minister said Pakistan wants to resolve this dispute
through dialogue and peaceful manners as there is no military solution
to it. He said Pakistan did not vitiate the environment and the one
who did it needs to create an environment for engagement.
In his remarks, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator
Syed Shibli Faraz said Kashmir is heaven on earth but India has turned
it into a hell through its brutal acts.
He said Pakistan will continue to stand by their Kashmiri brothers and
sister till they get their inalienable right to self-determination in line
with the UN Security Council resolutions. He pointed out that Prime
Minister Imran Khan has forcefully raised Kashmir dispute at all the
forums. He said these efforts have not gone unnoticed. He said the
world community must take cognizance of the Indian ill will and evil
designs to usurp the rights of Kashmiri people.
President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan
said India has unleashed cultural invasion in the Indian Illegally
Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Mosques, shrines and the language of
Kashmiri people is under attack in the valley. He said the holding of
photography and cultural exhibition is very timely to highlight the
plight of oppressed Kashmiri people.