Tuesday Aug 20, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Tuesday said India has unleashed genocide in occupied Kashmir and urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to fulfil its responsibility for the resolution of the issue in the valley in accordance with its pending resolutions.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Khan said a meeting of the UNSC on Kashmir after a gap of fifty years is an important development. However, it is only a beginning. “The government of Pakistan is determined to stay in touch with the Security Council as the situation in occupied Kashmir is expected to deteriorate in the days to come.”
The AJK president further said it was the responsibility of the UNSC to hold open sessions on Kashmir and take steps to bring to an end the ongoing massacre of Kashmiri people. “Illegal actions of the Indian government should be rejected by the Council. India cannot annex the disputed territory,” he asserted.
Khan added the dispute can only be resolved by granting the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir.
Voicing concerns over the deteriorating condition in the valley, Khan said India has unleashed genocide in occupied Kashmir. “The occupying forces have detained 6,000 Kashmiris and they are being subjected to violence.”
“There is a humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir, with the people of the valley facing food shortages and medicines,” he said. “A humanitarian corridor should be established by the non-governmental organisations of the European countries to provide basic amenities of life to the Kashmiri people.”