Pakistan urges UN to stop India from imposing war.


ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan yesterday urged the United Nations to stop India from imposing a destructive war in the region.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the United Nations Security Council had been informed about reservations on Indian moves. '(We have told them) that any aggression from arch rival will be responded befittingly,' he said in a statement issued here.

He said India may carry out 'fake operation' to divert the world's attention from ongoing protests against citizenship law.

FM Qureshi urged the international community to take action against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'nefarious' plans.

The reaction came after Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed Indian posts had been damaged and heavy casualties are reported to Indian soldiers in response to CFV (ceasefire violation) in Dewa sector.

The DG ISPR said: 'Intermittent CFVs by Indian Army continue along LOC, being befittingly responded. In response to CFV in Dewa Sector reports of damage to Indian posts and heavy casualties to Indian soldiers. No major exchange of fire in Kiran or Neelum valley as being propagated by Indian media.'

Qureshi has been consistently updating the UN Secretary General and President of General Assembly on the grave situation in occupied Kashmir.

'Wrongful projection of the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir in the so-called 'political maps' issued by the Indian Home Ministry recently is a continuation of the series of India's illegal actions. As the Government of Pakistan has stated, these maps have no validity and are null and void, as they are in violation of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions,' he said in a recent letter.

FM Qureshi further said, 'To report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and prevent possible escalation, Pakistan has proposed strengthening of UNMOGIP's presence in the region.'

He urged the international community to take notice of dangerous steps taken by the Indian government which are badly affecting peace in the region.

He said that all minorities particularly Muslims in India have been protesting against discriminatory Citizenship Act and their entire opposition is also protesting.

The Foreign Minister said that he had informed UN Security Council about apprehensions and possible threats in his letter on December 12.


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