India does not qualify to become UNSC permanent member: Sheikh Mateen
Jammu, July 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Advocate Devinder Singh Behl has urged India and Pakistan to start meaningful dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute for ensuring lasting peace in the region.
Devinder Singh Behl in a statement issued in Jammu said durable peace in South Asia is linked to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute but due to India’s intransigence this long-standing dispute has remained unresolved for over seven decades.
He said Pakistan has always wanted that the dispute over Kashmir be resolved in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and the United Nations resolutions but New Delhi’s expansionist designs and its brutal policy is a major obstacle in this connection.
The APHC leader said that India had given license to its troops to kill the Kashmiris to suppress their freedom movement. He urged New Delhi to abandon its rigid policy and initiate meaningful dialogue process with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute, once and for all. Behl appealed to the international community to use its influence to stop India from committing grave human rights violations in the occupied territory.
Meanwhile, APHC-AJK General Secretary Sheikh Abdul Mateen in a statement issued in Islamabad deplored that on one hand, India is clearly violating the UN Security Council resolutions regarding Jammu and Kashmir, while on the other, it is making efforts to become a permanent member of the Council. He maintained that India has illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and has deployed over 9 lac troops in the occupied territory to unleash a reign of terror against the Kashmiris. He questioned how can a country become a permanent member of a major global body when it had always blatantly violated UN resolutions and international laws.
Sheikh Mateen said that it was due to Pakistan’s efforts that India once again failed to get a permanent seat in the UNSC. He also lauded the stance of the Arab League and the African Union to thwart New Delhi’s bid of permanent membership. He termed India’s failure as a major achievement of Pakistan on the diplomatic front. He called on the UN Secretary General to ensure implementation of the World Body’s resolutions on Kashmir.