ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Thursday said that the Indian election to non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council raised a fundamental question as a country with the credential of being consistent violator of the Security Council's resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir must be held accountable rather than facilitated.
'We congratulate the Ireland, Norway and Mexico on their election to Security Council. The election of India however raises fundamental questions... The Indian actions in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and beyond are the fundamental negation of the purposes and principles of the UN charter. India is a consistent violator of UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir dispute. And rather than facilitated a country with such credentials must be held accountable. India must be asked to abide by the resolution of the UN Security Council,' Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in her weekly press briefing.
She said the UN Charter had entrusted the UNSC with the primary responsibility for maintenance of international peace and security.The charter stipulates that in discharging this responsibility on behalf of the member states, the Council shall act in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN. 'This is the touchstone for the Council's credibility and legitimacy.'
Contrarily, she said India stood in flagrant violations of several resolution of the UNSC that prescribed the UN supervised plebiscites to enable the people of IOJK to exercise their fundamental right to self determination.
She said India's gross and systemic violations of the human rights in IOJK had been extensively documented by international human rights and humanitarian organizations as well as the Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights in its reports.
'India has incarcerated eight million Kashmiris including top Kashmiri leader with 900,000 occupation troops. The people of the IOJK have been suffering under inhuman lockdown and military siege for over 10 months following India's illegal and unilateral action of August 5, 2019,' she remarked.
The spokesperson said despite ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the...