Pakistani diplomat urges world to push India to end rights abuses in IIOJK

New York, August 06 (KMS): Pakistan’s Consul General in New York, Ayesha Ali has urged the world community to pressure India to end human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and help in the peaceful settlement of the decades-old dispute based on the United Nations resolutions.

Ayesha Ali told a large gathering of members of Pakistani-American community at the Pakistan consulate in New York that the reticence of the international community is a question mark over the international conscience.

Other speakers at the meeting, including Taj Mohammad Khan, also condemned India atrocities in the occupied territory and called for the exercise by the Kashmiri people of their UN-pledged right to self-determination.

In her remarks, the Consul General called for holding India accountable for its violations of international law in occupied Kashmir, including the continued denial of Kashmiri people’s fundamental rights, especially their inalienable right to self-determination.

Ayesha Ali also urged the US government to use its influence with India to “halt its gross human rights violations against innocent Kashmiris, including extra-judicial killings; halt and reverse the demographic changes; release all political prisoners and allow unhindered access to the UN and international community’s independent investigators to IIOJK.”

The community members also went round an exhibition of photographs depicting the continuing Kashmiri people’s struggle for their right to self-determination in the face of Indian atrocities.

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