Islamabad, August 18 (NIA): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would highlight the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session to be held in New York, in September, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson, Nafess Zakaria, said on Thursday.
Zakaria recalled that Prime Minister Sharif had strongly pleaded the cause of Kashmir at General Assembly session last year and would raise it again.
The UN Secretary General and most of the UN members have already been informed about the precarious situation in Indian held Kashmir, he added.
The spokesman said it is time India was told by the UN and the international community to ensure the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination as per Security Council resolutions. The issue has been on the Security Council agenda for the past six decades.
For over 40 consecutive days there has been blatant violations of human rights by the Indian “occupation forces”, over 80 Kashmiris have been martyred, and over a hundred have lost their eye-sight due to pellet gun fire, the spokesman said.
The international community and human rights organizations should call upon India to stop use of brute force, he urged.
When his attention was drawn to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intrusive remarks on Balochistan, the Foreign Office spokesperson said these are violations of the UN Charter. He referred to the statements of the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and the Special Assistant Foreign Affairs to say that Modi’s reference to Balochistan reflects the Indian government’s involvement in sponsoring and financing terrorism in Balochistan.
Modi’s remarks amounted to crossing the “red-line’, he added. By mentioning Balochistan, the Indian Prime Minister had tried to deflect attention from what is happening in Kashmir, he said.