Human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir aggravating: Shah Mahmood Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the human rights situation of Indian occupied Kashmir was exacerbating.
“India is sending 10,000 additional military personnel to Kashmir, which is already the most militarized region in the world,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad. Chairman Special Committee on Kashmir Syed Fakhar Imam was also present on this occasion.
The foreign minister said state power was being utilized in the occupied Kashmir against innocent civilians.
He regretted that Indian politicians were talking about holding an all parties conference in the occupied territory, and it was welcomed by occupied Kashmir-based politician Mehbooba Mufti.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said tension was rising on Line of Control and India was finding excuses from holding talks on resolution of Kashmir issue.
FM Qureshi said the world had witnessed what Pakistan had done for peace and stability in the region. He said Pakistan had played a crucial role in bringing peace to the world. He said he saw a ray of hope for peace in Afghanistan.
Fakhar Imam on this occasion said the people of Kashmir would decide their fate through voting. On Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s requesting US President Donald Trump for arbitrating on Kashmir issue, he said it was easier to talk about mediation than done.
Offering to mediate between the rival neighbouring countries on the 70-year-old Kashmir issue, Donald Trump had said, “If I can help, I would love to be a mediator.” To which PM Imran Khan had said that if Trump would do that, he would “have the prayers of more than a billion people”. He had said the US could play the most important role in bringing peace to the region.