India frustrated at Pakistan Foreign Minister strong speech at the top World body

India frustrated at Pakistan Foreign Minister strong speech at the top World body

[image: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's full speech on Kashmir at UNHRC: Lies, falsification and distortion]

ISLAMABAD - India has frustrating response to Pakistan Foreign Minister speech at the top World Forum and called it a bunch of lies.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday raked up the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) and exposed Indian atrocities on Occupied Kashmir during his 15-minute long speech before the international community, to which India called a bunch of lies.

During his address, the Pakistani minister exposed Indian actions about the situation in Kashmir and drew attention of UNHRC members. Qureshi made claims about the restrictions imposed on the civilians in the region and detention of political leaders by Indian government.

“Today, I have knocked on the doors of the Human Rights Council, the repository of the world’s conscience on human rights, to seek justice and respect for the people of Kashmir ,” Qureshi said while addressing the 42nd session of UNHRC.

"For the last six weeks, over 8 million Kashmiris, already in the clutches of decades-long Indian oppression, have been virtually caged by an illegal military occupation – that has swelled in ranks, within days, from 700,000 to nearly a million troops," Qureshi claimed.

The Pakistani minister leveled allegations and made claims about the situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir and went on to claim that Kashmir had been converted into world's "largest prison". Qureshi continued with his country's tirade against India and claimed that people in the region are being denied access to basic amenities, including medicines. Qureshi also talked about detention of political leaders in Kashmir and claimed that people have been "caged" in Kashmir over the past six weeks

Foreign Policy