Pakistan makes strong appeal at the United Nations against India over Occupied Kashmir
NEW YORK – Ambassador Munir Akram called on the United Nations and the world community to take steps to execute the U.N. resolutions that granted the Kashmiri people the right to decide their future through UN-supervised plebiscite.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations underscored the need for settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute. UN and the international community have a responsibility to help resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Kashmir is the beating heart of Pakistan. The ‘K’ in Pakistan stands for Kashmir. The idea of Pakistan is incomplete without it. The people of Pakistan have always stood resolutely with their Kashmir brethren against Indian oppression and aggression, he added in a message on Kashmir Solidarity Day.
At the heart of the dispute is India’s illegal occupation and persistent refusal to allow the people of Kashmir to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, he said in an opinion piece, ‘Danger in Jammu and Kashmir’.
He added that the deployment of at least 900,000 Indian soldiers has turned the valley into the most militarized territory in the world. New Delhi has abrogated all fundamental rights and freedoms of the Kashmiris; imposed crippling curfews and communications blackouts; detained the legitimate Kashmiri leadership; killed, maimed, and tortured thousands of innocent people and devised sinister designs to turn occupied Kashmir from a Muslim-majority state into a Hindu-dominated territory.