Nawaz - Modi relations are not personal but state to state: Advisor
ISLAMABAD: (APP) Foreign Adviser Sartaj Aziz said the Indian attempts to claim that the deteriorating human rights situation in IHK was an internal affair of India was factually incorrect, legally untenable and a violation of international law and UNSC Resolutions.
He said Pakistan has strongly condemned the Indian brutalities in IHK and the same had been conveyed to Indian government and the international community. Pakistan's response had been welcomed and appreciated by the Hurriyat leadership.
"It is our conviction that by suppressing the voice of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination, India will not be able to legitimize its operation in the IHK. The only plausible solution would be the early implementation of UNSC resolution i.e. a fair and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices," the Adviser said.
He said Pakistan had provided and would continue to provide diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realization of their fundamental right to self-determination in accordance with the UNSC Resolutions.
Pakistan also called upon the international community to condemn these blatant human rights violations and play their role in ensuring the realization of human rights of the Kashmiri people through fulfilling its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
To a question about telephone calls between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi in the recent past, the Adviser said the prime minister may make a call to the Indian counterpart at any stage regarding Kashmir issue.
He said prime minister's interactions with his Indian counterpart were actually part of state-to-state relations.
Sartaj Aziz said it would not be a good idea to terminate the diplomatic ties with India as it would close the doors to dialogue and peaceful solution to the issues.
Responding to a query, the Adviser said Pakistan and India had set up a mechanism for border management and DG Military Operations of both the countries would meet in Kabul.
About the peace dialogue, he said usually there remains chances of the revival of peace talks during winter when there is lull in the fighting season.
He said peaceful elections were being held in Azad Kashmir with a high level of participation by the people and added that the elections in IHK were in no way an alternative to plebiscite.