Aasiya Andraabi (DeM) plea to UN Chief

Aasiya Andraabi (DeM) plea to UN Chief
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ISLAMABAD (APP): The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi has urged the UN General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, to impress upon India to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir.

Aasiya Andrabi in a statement issued in Srinagar criticized the UN Secretary General for stating that the long-pending Kashmir dispute must be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan , KMS reported.

"For past few days, Ban Ki-moon has issued few statements on Kashmir but it is ironic that rather than using his chair and office to impress upon India to give the right to self- determination to the people of Kashmir, he is only talking about the human rights violations and states that India and Pakistan must settle it bilaterally," she said.

She said that Moon must understand his responsibility and should fulfill the promises the World Body had made to the people of Kashmir. "He must understand that he is not a PM of any country or a head of any political party. He is heading an organization which has passed 18 resolutions on Kashmir and this is the

organization which has declared Kashmir as disputed territory," she said.

She said that India has crossed all limits of oppression in Kashmir. "Kashmir has become the territory of blind where thousands have been blinded by pellets and now the forces were barging into homes of Kashmiris and killing and maiming them. So Ban Ki Moon must do his duty as UN chief and must save Kashmiris from this oppression for once and all," she added.

She, however, welcomed the statement of Iyad Amin Madani, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) who had said that Kashmir was not the internal matter of India and had urged the international community to help resolve the dispute.

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