Pakistan FM writes to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Kashmir situation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As part of continuing diplomatic outreach, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has addressed another letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights drawing her attention to the several facets of the seriously deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K).

The foreign minister’s letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights highlights in detail the context and consequences of India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019.

The letter articulates Pakistan’s deep concerns over the intensification in human suffering, further breach of the fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people, and the dire humanitarian situation that has arisen as a result of India’s enhanced draconian measures to implement its illegal actions.

The letter underscores that India’s actions constitute flagrant violations of the UN Charter, relevant Security Council resolutions, international law and India’s own solemn commitments.

The foreign minister has underscored the imperative for the world community, including the United Nations, to call upon India to rescind its unilateral actions, lift the curfew and other draconian measures, and restore fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.

The foreign minister’s letter is being shared with the UN Security Council and all members of the United Nations.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi had earlier written to the High Commissioner for Human Rights on August 4, 2019 and also held a telephonic conversation with her on August 8, 2019.

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