India Is Backtracking On Occupied Kashmir: FM Qureshi
Foreign Minister apprised UNSC about the current situation in Occupied Kashmir, saying that it was time for the international community to play role to help the Kashmir people suffering from Indian suppression and subjugation.
NEW YORK: (Urdu Point/UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-Jan 16th, 2020) Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that India was backtracking from talks on Occupied Kashmir but Pakistan was committed, the sources said here on Thursday.
He said: “It is time for the international community to lay role in helping the people of Occupied Kashmir who are suffering from Indian suppression and subjugation,”. He also said that Indian occupied Kashmir is on agenda of the United Nations Security Council.
The foreign minister told the UN secretary-general that Pakistan remained committed to holding a dialogue with India over the situation in the disputed valley, which is still under a military lockdown since August 5.
On Wednesday afternoon, the UNSC met behind closed doors to discuss the Kashmir issue for second time in less than six months. In August last year, the Security Council had, for the first time in over five decades, met to discuss the critical human rights situation in the occupied valley.
Qureshi said Pakistan asked UN Security Council to take up the issue of Indian Occupied Kashmir as the present situation there was very alarming because of violations of human rights. He said occupied Kashmir is not an internal matter of India and thanked Chinese government for raising voice for this issue
Shah Mehmood said that many countries are of the view that differences between Pakistan and India on Kashmir issue should be settled through bilateral efforts. He said that Pakistan is ready to talk to India on all bilateral issues but the environment in India is not that of talks with Pakistan.