Ensuring resolution of Kashmir dispute is UNSC’s responsibility: PM Khan

“I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It is for the first time in over 50 yrs that the world’s highest diplomatic forum has taken up this issue. There are 11 UNSC resolutions reiterating the Kashmiris right to self-determination.”

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)’s first meeting in over 50 years on the situation in the occupied Kashmir, saying it is the duty of the world body to address the suffering of Kashmiris and ensure resolution of the dispute.

Taking to Twitter, PM Khan stated: “I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It is for the first time in over 50 yrs that the world’s highest diplomatic forum has taken up this issue. There are 11 UNSC resolutions reiterating the Kashmiris right to self-determination.”

The premier further said: “And the UNSC meeting was a reaffirmation of these resolutions. Therefore addressing the suffering of the Kashmiri people & ensuring resolution of the dispute is the responsibility of this world body.”

 

‘Will we watch another appeasement of fascism’: PM

On August 9, the premier had urged the international community to show moral courage to stop India from carrying out genocide in occupied Kashmir.

“What should be obvious is the int community will be witnessing the genocide of the Kashmiris in IOK. Question is: Will we watch another appeasement of fascism, this time in the garb of BJP govt, or will the int community have the moral courage to stop this from happening,” PM Khan tweeted.

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In another tweet, PM Khan had said: “The whole world is waiting to see what happens to oppressed Kashmiris in IOK when the curfew is lifted. Does the BJP govt think by using greater military force against Kashmiris in IOK, it will stop the freedom movement? Chances are it will gain momentum.”

On August 5, India’s government had revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir and rushed through a presidential decree in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country, hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the region.

Read more: India is not happy with international response on Kashmir

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah had introduced the presidential order and the bill in Parliament on August 5. Through the order, India has revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution thereby ending the special autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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