UNITED NATIONS: In a closed session of the UN Security Council, China raised the issue of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and while expressing serious concern about the situation in the besieged valley requested a detailed briefing by the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
China noted that in his letter to the Security Council, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon the Security Council to take cognizance of the recent disturbing developments across the Line of Control (LoC) which constitute threat to peace and security. These include: (i) more than 3000 ceasefire violations, targeting over 300 civilians including women and children, (ii) partial removal of the fence on the LoC by India in five sectors, (iii) deployment of the Brahmos Missile, anti-tank guided missiles and Spike missiles for use across the LoC and (iv) conduct of numerous missile tests since August 2019.
We expect the UNMOGIP to provide detailed briefing to the Council on the situation along the LoC as soon as possible, China said.
The Council has considered the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for the second time since August 5, 2019.
India must immediately halt its unilateral and illegal actions in IOJ&K and cease forthwith its draconian human rights violations. The illegal measures taken by India since August 5 are null and void, as they are in violations of the relevant Security Council resolution. The so-called “political maps” issued by the Indian Home Ministry recently have not been accepted by the UN. The UN maps clearly depict Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territory.
Jammu and Kashmir is an international dispute which is on the agenda of the Security Council for the last seven decades. The resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute on the basis of UN Charter and relevant Security Council resolutions, and in accordance with the wishes of the people of the Jammu and Kashmir, continues to be an important task for the Security Council.