HR situation deteriorating in Kashmir with unabated use of force by India against civilians: Pakistan

Srinagar: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will never leave the Kashmiris alone in their struggle for right to self-determination.

In a meeting with a four-member delegation of Kashmiri leaders in Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in achieving their right to self-determination and “will not let the sacrifices of the armless Kashmiris specially the innocent women and children go in vain, The Nation reported.

The foreign minister also said that Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed on February 5 in a befitting manner to highlight the Kashmir issue and express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

Qureshi said the human rights situation in Kashmir was further deteriorating with unabated use of force by India against civilians. He, however, said that Pakistan will continue to raise the Kashmir issue at the international fora, exposing the Indian atrocities.

Qureshi said that Pakistan’s view point on Kashmir issue had also been vindicated by the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner’s Report and other international reports on the matter.

The minister said Pakistan had also reiterated its demand to the UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés during her recent visit to Islamabad that Jammu and Kashmir issue must be resolved under the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, The Nation report said.

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