Islamabad, November 25, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written another letter to the President UN Security Council (UNSC) and the Secretary General, updating them on the grave situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ and K). The Foreign Minister’s letter highlights the gross and systematic violations of human rights taking place in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir along with the threat posed to peace and security by India.
It focuses, in particular, on the illegal demographic changes being undertaken in the occupied territory by India, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, the UN Charter and international law including the 4th Geneva Convention. In the letter, the Foreign Minister has apprised the Security Council of India’s implementation of an elaborate strategy of military occupation, land confiscation, influx of non-Kashmiris, and creation of alien settlements in IIOJ and K.
The letter also underscores the indiscriminate and unprovoked ceasefire violations by India across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, including deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas. Over 2,700 ceasefire violations committed by India this year have resulted in the death of 25 innocent people and serious injuries to more than 200 civilians.
The Foreign Minister has called on the Security Council to prevent India from perpetrating its criminal colonial project to change the demographic structure of the disputed territory and to secure the implementation of its own resolutions which recognize the Kashmiris’ legitimate right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices.
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