Pak to move ICJ over India’s HR violations in IoK

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ISLAMABAD
After highlighting the Kashmir issue at the United Nation Security Council (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Pakistan has now decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Occupied Kashmir issue. Pakistan has decided to approach ICJ over IoK issue after considering all legal aspects, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while talking to new channel.
He said that Ministry of Law will soon issue all details regarding Pakistan’s decision for approaching ICJ on IoK issue. On August 5, the Indian government had announced the scrapping of the special status of occupied Kashmir by revoking Article 370 of the Indian constitution. Earlier, the Security Council’s emergency meeting held after 50 years had nullified Indian claims that Kashmir is their internal matter.
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi while talking to media along with Chinese envoy to the United Nations, after the UNSC meeting in New York, said the meeting was briefed on the latest developments and the dismal human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. She added that the voices of Kashmiris were heard at the meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Meanwhile, Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia at the Foreign Office and registered a strong protest over recent unprovoked ceasefire violation by Indian forces from across the Line of Control (LoC) and killing of a seven-year-old boy, Saddam, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the Foreign Office, the seven-year-old boy had suffered bullet injuries during unprovoked Indian firing across the restive line of control on August 18. He succumbed to his injuries on Monday at a hospital, the official said and added that Indian forces deliberately targeting civilian population along the line of control in AJK.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi briefed the cabinet on progress so far made on the Kashmir issue while the situation after the UNSC session was also came under discussion. The cabinet also reviewed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and recommendations of the Special Committee on Kashmir.
The meeting also got briefing from the Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed to review its one-year performance. The prime minister expressed confidence on the performance.
Later, addressing a press conference in Islamabad after federal cabinet meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Imran Khan apprised the cabinet in detail about his telephonic conversation with President Trump. He had informed the President Trump that India plans to perpetrate genocide of Kashmiris to change the demographic composition of the occupied region.
Moreover, the Director General South Asia Dr. Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia on Tuesday and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control on Sunday in Hot Spring and Chirikot Sectors. A seven year old boy Saddam martyred in the incident.
The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire agreement, investigate these and other incidents of ceasefire violations and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary. He urged that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

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