Pakistan Foreign Minister hits out at India in UN meeting

Pakistan Foreign Minister hits out at India in UN meeting
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NEW YORK - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday has hit out against Indian atrocities in occupied Kahsmir.

He called upon the United Nations to constitute an inquiry commission to probe into human rights violations committed by India in the occupied Kashmir valley.

Qureshi was addressing a session of Organisation of Islamic Council (OIC) Contact Group in New York.

The foreign minister cited the first-ever UN report, released in June, on Kashmir rights violations, and said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recommended to constitute such a commission.

He called upon the high commissioner to expedite the committee constitution and appoint a special rapporteur for the purpose.

“Kashmiris are subjugated to horrific treatment and the method engineered by the security forces are unique to perpetrate maximum reign of terror,” Qureshi said.

He also demanded that India allow the OIC’s permanent human rights commission to visit occupied Kashmir for inquiry into human rights violations.

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