Pakistan expresses concern over UNSC’s inaction against India’s human rights violations
UNITED NATIONS: At the United Nations, Pakistan has expressed deep concern at the absence of action by the UN Security Council to halt India’s violations of human rights and its resolutions in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Participating in a debate on ‘The Role of Reconciliation in Maintaining International Peace and Security’ in the UN Security Council, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Munir Akram underlined that the central purpose of the 15-member world body is to settle conflicts.
He said unfortunately, the UN Security Council has had uneven success in resolving threats to and breaches of international peace and security.
Munir Akram said India annexed Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 in violation of the UN resolutions and placed the disputed state under a repressive lockdown.
He said since then internet and phone communications are cutoff and thousand of Kashmiris have been arrested, especially young men.
On Oct 27, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Agnes Callamard had expressed serious concern over Indian atrocities, killings and violation of freedom of expression in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
To a question at a news conference in New York, Agnes Callamard had said during the past month she had communicated with Indian authorities giving specific details about victims and their perpetrators but the quality of responses had been poor.
On Nov 20, Prime Minister Imran Khan had asked the international community to urge India to abide by its obligations on children’s rights, particularly for the children in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“As we celebrate #UniversalChildrensDay this year, we must not forget the suffering of children of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The international community must urge India to abide by its obligations under CRC on child rights, particularly for the children in IOJK,” PM Khan had tweeted.