Indian coercion deteriorating regional security, stability
Kashmir issue stood unresolved at the agenda of United Nations’ Security Council for the last 72 years
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that the Kashmir issue can be effectively projected globally through parliamentary diplomacy and incumbent Pakistan parliament can play an important role in this regard.
He expressed these views during a meeting with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar.
The state president thanked the Speaker National Assembly for expressing solidarity by Pakistani parliament with the Kashmiri people on various occasions, and highlighting the situation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir at different parliamentary forums of the world, said a press release.
He maintained that Kashmir issue stood unresolved at the agenda of United Nations’ Security Council for the last 72 years. The International community should look towards its resolution in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people besides ending to state-sponsored terrorism.
He said in past seven decades, not only hundreds of thousands of human lives had been lost in occupied Jammu and Kashmir because of non-solution of this issue but it had also, put peace and security of the whole of South Asia at peril. Therefore, it is the basic responsibility of the UN Security Council and the international community to play their role in resolving the Kashmir issue in line with the UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmir people.
The state president said that the recent debate on Kashmir issue in the UK House of Commons and voices rising in the European Parliament and the US Congress in favour of the Kashmiri people, establish the fact that the results of our efforts and the efforts of Pakistani parliament and the government have started bearing fruits.
Expressing grave concern over shifting of 21 Kashmiri political prisoners by the Indian regime to the special cell of the high-security Agra prison, the AJK president said that there may be some conspiracy behind this shifting. The Indian government after abolishing the special status of Kashmir in August 2019, had arrested these prisoners under the notorious Public Safety Act, and had detained them in a prison in Uttar Pradesh for the last 16 months. The people and the government of Pakistan strongly condemn the Indian brutalities being perpetrated in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and they reiterate their