Pakistan seek big diplomatic victory against India over Occupied Kashmir at the top International forum

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Pakistan seek big diplomatic victory against India over Occupied Kashmir at the top International forum

WASHINGTON - Pakistan seek big diplomatic victory against India over Occupied Kashmir at the top International forum.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will meet today to discuss the alarming human rights situation in occupied Kashmir, *Radio Pakistan * reported.

This is the second time in less than six months that UNSC will meet to discuss the situation in the occupied valley. In August last year, the Security Council had, for first time in over five decades, met to discuss the critical human rights situation in the occupied valley.

The meeting had come about after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the special status of the valley in August, 2019 and imposed a military curfew and communications blackout in the area, sending in hundreds of thousands of Indian troops to quell protests.

Thousands of people, including the top political leadership of occupied Kashmir, as well as two former chief ministers and the mayor of capital Srinagar, were detained. International media also reported that the detainees had been tortured by the occupying Indian troops.

The international community had voiced concerns about the situation of occupied Kashmir in the aftermath of the move by the Indian premier, with several political leaders, including US congresspersons, urging India to lift the blockade and return normalcy to the region.

Islamabad had also condemned the Indian move and asked New Delhi to immediately lift the restrictions in the valley, urging India to respect the right to self-determination of the people in Kashmir. In late December, FM Qureshi had penned a letter to the United Nations in this regard as well.

In the letter, Qureshi had warned India of a timely and befitting response to any aggression along LoC, and expressed concerns over military movement and missile deployment in occupied Kashmir, asking the UN to take notice of the issue.

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