Urges UNSC to implement its resolutions over Kashmir dispute
Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has urged the United Nations Security Council to fulfill its long overdue responsibility for resolution of the Kashmir dispute by implementing its pending resolutions.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, Sardar Masood said a meeting of the UN Security Council on Kashmir after a gap of fifty years was indeed an important development, however, it was only a beginning, said he.
Pakistan government, he said, was determined to stay in touch with the Security Council as the situation in occupied Kashmir is expected to deteriorate in the days to come. To a question, Sardar Masood said the UN Security Council should hold open sessions on Kashmir and take steps to bring to an end the ongoing massacre of Kashmiri people. Illegal actions of the Indian government should be rejected by the Council.
He said India cannot annex the disputed territory. He said the dispute can only be resolved by granting right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir. Voicing concerns over the current situation in Occupied Kashmir, the AJK President said India has unleashed genocide in occupied Kashmir.
President of the AJK was of the view the occupying forces had detained six thousands of Kashmiri people who were being subjected to violence. Despite this situation, he said the Kashmiri people have so far carried out protests at more than three hundred places against the illegal Indian acts. He said there is a humanitarian crisis in the occupied Kashmir as the people there are faced with the shortages of food items and medicines.
He said a humanitarian corridor should be established by the non-governmental organizations of the European countries to provide basic amenities of life to the Kashmiri people.
To a question, Sardar Masood warned if India committed the blunder of carrying out strike on Azad Jammu & Kashmir, the whole state would be turned into a graveyard of Indian forces.
The AJK president said Kashmiris were looking towards the UNSC with the hope something would be done to prevent the potential human tragedy in the wake of war hysteria of Indian rulers, and what strategy it adopts to minimize