FS Urges World To Press Upon India To Halt HR Abuses In IIOJK.

ISLAMABAD -- August 5 marked the completion of an unprecedented 36 months long military siege and draconian curbs on the fundamental freedoms of the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, imposed upon them in the aftermath of the illegal and unilateral actions of 5th August 2019.

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood met heads of the resident OIC, P5 and EU Missions and apprised them about the latest situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) post 5 August 2019.

The Foreign Secretary elaborated the peace and security, legal and human rights dimensions of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Ambassadors were briefed on the grave human rights situation in IIOJK. India's illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 were aimed at undermining the internationally recognized disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, and altering the demographic structure of IIOJK in blatant violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions and international law including 4th Geneva Convention. These steps were forcefully rejected by Pakistan, the Kashmiris, and the international community.

The Foreign Secretary highlighted that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute had remained unresolved primarily due to India's failure to implement the resolutions of the Security Council...

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