Peace in South Asia can’t be prevailed unless Kashmir issue is resolved: Foreign Minister 

Islamabad, September 23, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the dream of peace in South Asia cannot be prevailed unless the Kashmir issue is resolved fairly in accordance with the aspirations of the UN Security Council and Kashmiris. Addressing the meeting OIC Contact Group in New York on Thursday, he said Pakistan is ready to engage with India in resolving Kashmir dispute but for that India has to create conducive environment.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Hindutva and RSS-minded BJP government of India seeks to change the demographics in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to change the special status of Kashmiris. He said Indian government has issued 4.3 million fake domiciles to change the demographic structure of IIOJ and K.

The Foreign Minister said the latest example of Indian barbarism is the worst treatment of the late Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Gilani, who died on 1st of this month during a long period of Indian detention. He said to draw the attention of the international community to the grave human rights violations in IIOJ and K, Pakistan has launched a dossier based on solid evidence.

He requested the Secretary General OIC to distribute the copies of this dossier among all members of OIUC. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, with Palestine, is one of the two longest standing items on the UN and OIC agenda.

He said Pakistan greatly appreciates the OIC’s continued and unequivocal support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. The Foreign Minister said that the OIC’s Contact Group has made invaluable contribution in galvanizing global attention to the worsening situation in IIOJK. He said in view of the grave situation, it is imperative that the OIC enhances its efforts to facilitate a lasting solution to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. He said the oppressed people of Kashmir, now more than ever, count on OIC and the Muslim Ummah.

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