Pakistan spotlights desperate plight of Kashmiris under Indian military occupation

Islamabad, May 24, 2023 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has spotlighted in the UN Security Council the desperate plight of Kashmiri people under Indian military occupation and slammed India for convening a G20 meeting in restive Kashmir in an attempt to project normalcy in the disputed territory. Speaking during a debate on ensuring the security and dignity of people caught in the crossfire and addressing the related issue of access to food and essential services, Ambassador Munir Akram said that the key of securing peace and stability South Asia was the just and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Security Council resolutions.

He said, Deprivation and hunger are being imposed on the Kashmiri people by the suppression imposed by a 900,000occupation army, massive violations of their human rights and the progressive expropriation of their properties and means of livelihood. In this regard, Ambassador Akram cited the recent words of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand De Varrenes, who warned against the attempt to “normalize military occupation, which should be decried and condemned, not pushed under the rug.

He added, Pakistan desires an early end of the war in Ukraine in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter and international agreements.

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