ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a letter to the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General has expressed grave concern on extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and indiscriminate use of pellet guns in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In his letter, the Foreign Minister has regretted India’s continued denial of the right of self-determination to the people of occupied territory for more than seven decades.
He has recalled that India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, including the ongoing campaign to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory, are in blatant violation of the UNSC resolutions and international law, especially the 4th Geneva Convention.
The Foreign Minister also alerted the international community about India’s sinister designs of orchestrating ‘false-flag’ operations to malign Pakistan and undermine the Kashmir movement.
He reiterated that the onus remains on India to create an enabling environment for constructive engagement by reversing the unilateral and illegal measures instituted in IIOJK since 5 August 2019 and halting and reversing the demographic changes in the occupied territory.