Pakistan unveils list of demand before top UN body against India over Occupied Kashmir
*ISLAMABAD - **Pakistan has unveiled list of demand before top UN body against India over Occupied Kashmir conflict. *
*Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi *addressed the 42nd UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday.
Qureshi arrived in Geneva on a three-day visit on Monday. Upon his arrival, the minister was received by Special Representative of Prime Minister on Diplomatic Outreach Tehmina Janjua and other senior officials.
On Tuesday, the foreign minister apprised the participating leaders from different countries of the world about the ongoing atrocities and oppression against the Kashmiris in Indian-held Kashmir.
Addressing the president of the council, he said the UN Human Rights Council must pay heed to the plight of the Kashmiris and address the warning signs of a looming catastrophe.
For this, Qureshi put forward a list of demands for the council by Pakistan: urge India to immediately stop the use of pellet guns, lift the curfew, reverse the clampdown and communications blackout, restore fundamental freedoms and liberties, release political prisoners and stop targeting human rights defenders and fulfil the obligations under the United Nations Security Council Resolution and various human rights instruments as required by international law.
He asked the council to take steps to bring to justice the perpetrators of human rights violations of Kashmiris and in this context, constitute a commission of inquiry, as recommended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.