ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has underscored the need for respecting human rights in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which is under repressive lockdown for over six weeks now.
Responding to a question during a press conference marking the start of the General Assembly’s 74th session, he said he would continue to advocate for the peaceful settlement of the decades-old Kashmir dispute.
He also urged India and Pakistan to find a solution to the grave crisis through dialogue.
On Sept 17, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said he along with Prime Minister Imran Khan will go to Saudi Arabia on September 19.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said they would hold an important discussion with the Saudi Arabian leadership before taking crucial measures regarding Kashmir.
He had said Indian diplomacy had failed at international forums. Despite India’s opposition, the EU Parliament for the first time will bring Kashmir issue into debate at this level today, he added.
He had said a large number of the UK and US parliamentarians had demanded from India to end human rights violations in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“We have to internationalise this issue again. This issue had been put on the back burner as the world’s attention had been diverted after the 9/11 incident. India linked the struggle for self-determination to terrorism,” he had said.