Pakistani FM asks Indonesia to address human rights issue in IOJ&K

Pakistani FM asks Indonesia to address human rights issue in IOJ&K
Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
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Islamabad, Pakistan (Indonesia Window) – Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Indonesian counterpart Retno L.P. Marsudi held a telephonic conversation on Wednesday, talking about issues regarding Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

Indonesia is the President of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August.

Referring to his letter to the President of the Council, Minister Qureshi underscored his request to the Security Council reflected the urgency in addressing the deteriorating human rights situation in IOJ&K.

He also highlighted India’s blatant attempt to change the demography of the occupied territory in violation of the UNSC resolutions and international law, and increased ceasefire violations from the Indian side cumulatively pose threat to regional and international peace and security.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister underscored that the intensified ceasefire violations and enhanced tensions necessitated strengthening of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

The situation required cognizance of the Security Council and steps to prevent escalation, and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, he asserted.

Minister Qureshi expressed the hope that the council would shoulder its responsibility for maintenance of international peace and security in an effective manner.

Reporting by Hamza Saif

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