Foreign Policy- Pakistani PM Imran Khan makes a demand from top UN body over Occupied Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani PM Imran Khan makes a demand from top UN body over Occupied Kashmir.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed the UN rights chief statement on Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), calling upon the United Nations Human Rights Council to immediately constitute an independent investigation commission to probe human rights abuses in the disputed valley.
“I especially welcome the statement by the UNHCHR in Geneva today. I call upon the UN Human Rights Council to immediately set up the indep[endent] Investigation commission to probe human rights abuses in IOJK as recommended by the UNHCHR’s two reports on Kashmir,” said the premier in a tweet on Monday.
“The time to act is now,” he added.
His response comes hours after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged New Delhi to ease the over a month of lockdowns and curfews in the occupied valley while expressing her “serious concerns” over the impact of the Modi-led government’s actions against Kashmiris.
As the clampdown in the Himalayan valley has crossed a month, PM Imran welcomed the international community for raising the voice for the people of Kashmir.
“I welcome the growing concern & demands by the int community, global ldrs, UNSG & UNHCHR, for India to lift its 6-week long siege of IOJK,” said the premier in another tweet while calling the world community’s attention towards the brutal human rights abuses in the Muslim-majority region by the occupation