NEW YORK - PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while addressing the UN General Assembly has said India refuses to implement the unanimous resolutions of the UN Security Council, which mandate a UN-supervised plebiscite to enable the people of occupied Kashmir to freely decide their destiny.
"Instead, India has deployed nearly 700,000 troops in occupied Kashmir to suppress the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiris to exercise their right to self-determination. This is the most intense foreign military occupation in recent history," he said.
In response to Kashmiris' heroic and popular struggle to rid themselves of India’s oppressive rule, India has responded with massive and indiscriminate force to suppress the Kashmiris, shooting indiscriminately at children, women and youth, he pointed out.
Abbasi urged an "international investigation into India's crimes in Kashmir " and warned of escalation on their military frontier, the Line of Control (LoC).
He reiterated that Pakistan remains open to resuming a comprehensive dialogue with India to address all outstanding issues, especially Kashmir , and discuss measures to maintain peace and security.
"Pakistan has acted with restraint. But if India does venture across the LoC, or acts upon its doctrine of limited war against Pakistan, it will evoke a strong and matching response," he said.
Abbasi also underscored how the world is watching the ongoing mass genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, while no effective measure has been taken in that regard.