UN urged to intervene for Kashmir settlement

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Srinagar

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) has urged the United Nations and other world major powers to intervene for settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
JKYSF Spokesman Shafiq Ahmad in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir wanted cordial relations between Pakistan and India which was possible after the amicable settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute.
The spokesman while denouncing the continued harassment, arrest and anti-Kashmir designs of Modi regime asked New Delhi to give up its oppressive policies towards Kashmir, and pave the way for settlement of the dispute in its historical perspective. He reiterated to continue freedom struggle till its logical conclusion
Meanwhile, a JKYSF delegation visited to the garveyard of martyr Burhan Wani in Pulwama and paid tributes to him and other martyrs of Kashmir.
Another delegation visited the families of illegally detained Hurriyet leaders and activists Merajudin War, Gulzar Ahmad and Hayat Ahmad Butt in Srinagar and expressed solidarity with the families.
During an informal meeting on the UN Security Council’s plenary annual report on Monday, Pakistan’s permanent representative Munir Akram complained that the council had done little to rein in Hindutva extremist groups which were terrorizing Muslims across India, particularly in occupied Kashmir.
“The BJP-RSS government is putting in place what they have themselves called the ‘Final Solution’ in occupied Kashmir,” he said. “Demographic flooding by settler communities is meant to disempower and disenfranchise the Kashmiri people and to obliterate their Muslim identity.”
The Pakistani envoy reminded the world body that its own resolutions on Kashmir have remained unimplemented for more than 70 years now. The international community cannot succeed in its efforts to strengthen conflict prevention and promote the peaceful settlement of disputes if its own resolutions are willfully held in abeyance by some,” he said.
Ambassador Akram noted that the UN General Assembly’s annual report on the Security Council failed to illuminate the council’s decision making and measures taken on UN’s behalf. “The GA can’t act on information withheld.” He underlined the need for refocusing the council’s efforts to combat terrorism, fascism and colonialism. “The council has focused on combating Al Qaeda and ISIS [militant Islamic State group] while ignoring terrorism by extremist and fascist Hindutva groups terrorising Muslims.”
The Pakistani envoy informed the participants that the council had last year held three meetings on the Jammu and Kashmir issue and the meetings confirmed the illegality of Indian action of Aug 5, 2019. The meetings also reaffirmed the disputed status of the territory and underscored the imperative for a peaceful settlement of the dispute in accordance with the UNSC resolutions, he said.
“But the council has been found wanting in the implementation of its own resolutions and decisions, including on J&K while sanctions committees require greater transparency,” he added. Ambassador Akram insisted that the council should resolve the Kashmir dispute to make a larger point of how its own credibility was compromised when its resolutions were not enforced. “For over 70 years, India has perpetrated a reign of terror in the occupied territory with 900,000 troops while eight million Kashmiris have been placed under a complete siege,” he said.—Kashmir Media Services