Wed. Jul 28th, 2021

World should pressurize India to lift communication restrictions in IOJ&K


Islamabad, 04 April 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged world community to put pressure on India to lift communication restrictions to enable dissemination of information and to ensure unfettered supply of daily items to the people in Occupied Kashmir.

Chairing a meeting on Saturday through video link, the foreign minister said that the world is experiencing a global pandemic but on the other side India is continuously violating the human rights in occupied Kashmir.

While discussing the latest developments from Indian occupied Kashmir, he said where despite reports of cases of COVID-19, as well as deaths and restrictions on the movement of the people and communication remained in place.

He appealed the world community to come forward and raise the issue of the detained eight million Kashmiris in the held Kashmir.

Condemning the Indian Domicile law, he stressed that such steps were in violation of international law and must be stopped. He called it baseless and in complete violation of existing United Nations resolutions and international laws.

The foreign minister said the amendment in the law of obtaining a domicile is actually an agenda of changing the population ratio, which they want to achieve for long. He said that our demand is to immediately release Kashmiri leadership, youth and civil society members incarcerated by India. He also ordered the Pakistan’s ambassadors and high commissioners to raise the issue of IOK on different forums.

Permanent representatives of Islamabad in New York and Geneva Munir Akram, Khalil Hashmi, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood and senior officials of foreign office participated in the meeting.