ISLAMABAD: Pakistan submitted on the UN Human Rights Council a press release on Wednesday on behalf of 50 nations, expressing concern over the unlawful annexation of occupied Kashmir by India.
Within the assertion, the signatories name for quick cessation of brutalities in opposition to the folks of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and safety of human rights within the disputed territory.
“The worsening human rights and humanitarian scenario in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, particularly following choices taken on August 5, 2019, requires pressing consideration by the Human Rights Council and human rights mechanisms,” it says.
The assertion asks for quick lifting of curfew whereas expressing concern over stories of rape, brutality, and enforced disappearances coming from the area.
It provides that the signatories share the priority expressed by Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet concerning the influence of current actions on the rights of Kashmiris.
Pakistan asks for quick halt of power and pellet weapons within the area together with entry for human rights organisations in addition to worldwide media.
Implementation of the suggestions of OHCHR’s Kashmir Stories – together with the institution of a UN commission of Inquiry to analyze egregious human rights violations – has additionally been demanded within the joint assertion.
It requests for normal reporting by the UN excessive commissioner on human rights in Occupied Kashmir, whereas it says that the dispute needs to be resolved as per UN Safety Council resolutions.
Pakistan’s Overseas Workplace thanked the 50 nations which signed the joint assertion in assist of the folks of IOK.
In the meantime, Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a particular assembly with UN Human Rights Council President Coly Seck in Geneva. The 2 leaders mentioned India’s unilateral steps and blatant violations of human rights within the area.
Qureshi mentioned the steps India had taken have been unlawful and in contravention with the UN Safety Council resolutions. He mentioned Delhi’s choice to strip IOK of its autonomy an try to vary the demographic composition of the inhabitants.
Seck expressed concern over the abuse of human rights and mentioned your entire world was cautiously watching the scenario and India’s strikes.