Kashmiris hold anti-India demo in Washington
Welcoming Pakistan’s move of raising Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Azad Jammu and Kashmir has declared the renewed debate over Kashmir dispute in the UNSC was a landmark achievement and diplomatic success of Pakistan. ‘India’s claim that Kashmir is its integral part stood null and void after 50-years of global silence’, the PTI AJK said in a press statement issued by the Party’s Central Secretary Information Ershad Mahmud on Saturday.
A week ago, the UN Secretary General had urged New Delhi to ‘refrain from any unilateral step which is dangerous’ and to follow the UN Charter and applicable UNSC resolutions on Kashmir, the statement underlined. The issue of Kashmir once again echoed in the global power corridor without being vetoed by any P-5 country. UNSC in its closed-door meeting expressed concerns over human rights violations, it said.
PTI AJK President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry gave credit of all this success to the people of Indian-held Kashmir who rendered countless sacrifices since decades. He thanked the government of China for raising the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and advocating for Kashmiris’ right of self-determination. He further added that China supported Kashmir in trying times and proved that #Pakistan-China stand together in thick and thin.
Barrister Sultan also thanked the five permanent members of the Security Council for raising concern over human rights abuses and curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir. He called on the Secretary-General of the Security Council to act on the United Kingdom’s suggestion and send a high-level delegation to Srinagar aim to assess the situation and submit a report to the Secretary-General so that the international community could take concrete actions against the perpetrators of the Human Rights.
A large number of Kashmiris and their sympathizers gathered outside the Indian Embassy in Washington and held a protest demonstration against the continued curfew and communication blackout imposed by India in occupied Kashmir.
The protesters said for the 12 days, their calls and texts, social media messages and prayers had been met with silence, Kashmir Media Service reported. The demonstrators called upon the United Nations and the Trump administration to intervene and put pressure on India to grant the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination. Several protesters called India’s prime minister a fascist and
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