United Nations asks India to end rights breaches in Jammu & Kashmir

United Nations asks India to end rights breaches in Jammu & Kashmir

United Nations asks India to end rights breaches in Jammu & Kashmir

There has been no response from India so far, but Pakistan was quick to state that Bachelet's observations are "consistent with the position taken by the United Nations system vis-a'-vis the human rights situation in IOJ&K including the continuing restrictions and crackdown on fundamental rights and freedoms of the Kashmiri people". Kashmir issue is being discussed and here is how India is prepared to face the UNHRC whereas Pakistan is not enjoying the support of most of the member countries in the Kashmir issue.

They also called for the immediate lifting of the curfew, ending the communications shutdown, and the release of political prisoners in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said, "India and Pakistan are having a conflict over Kashmir as you know".

India imposed a military clampdown on Kashmir from August 5 to prevent unrest as New Delhi revoked the disputed region's autonomy, with mobile phone networks and the internet still cut off in all but a few pockets. Kashmir Issue: Pakistan Knocked on Several Doors, but Entire World Stood With India, Says Prakash Javadekar.

"What has happened in occupied Jammu and Kashmir is certainly a flashpoint", Ambassador Lodhi said, while noting that the secretary-general and other United Nations officials have made statements in the wake of the ongoing crisis that called for a settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

On August 26, discussing the issue on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump had said that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over occupied Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.

The minister said India has arrested more than 6,000 people without due process.

She did not mention Pakistan by name.

India, he acknowledged, has consistently expressed issues to both China and Pakistan on the initiatives in so-called "China Pakistan Financial Hall", which is in the territory of India that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947.

While New Delhi has repeatedly said that its decisions with regard to the region are an internal matter, Pakistan has threatened to take up the matter on several global forums.

Ms Singh said, the world should call out those who are misusing the UNHRC platform for malicious political agendas under the garb of human rights. "And if they do, they will be part of this criminal negligence", he said.

Prime Minister's Special Representative on Diplomatic Outreach Tehmina Janjua also urged the worldwide community to take action against massive human rights violations and ongoing curfew and other restrictions in the held valley. She said, despite challenging circumstances, Jammu and Kashmir's Civil Administration is ensuring basic services, essential supplies, normal functioning of institutions, mobility and almost full connectivity.

"If there is a false flag operation, which we fear, and they use it as a pretext and carry out some misadventure against Pakistan, we will respond and we will respond with force", said Qureshi.

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