Imran Khan urges UN to fulfill its commitments with Kashmiris

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Srinagar: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has urged the UN to fulfil its commitments with the people of Kashmir and help them achieve right of self-determination.

Khan made the request as he met the chief of UN Antonio Guterres.

During his meeting with Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the “dire human rights and humanitarian situation” in Jammu and Kashmir following India’s 5 August decision to end the special status of the region.

“The Prime Minister underscored that the Kashmiri people continued to look to the United Nations to honour its commitments for the realisation of their right to self-determination, as enshrined in numerous UN Security Council resolutions,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August last year.

India’s decision evoked strong reactions from Pakistan, which downgraded its diplomatic ties and expelled the Indian envoy.

India has defended its move, saying the special status provisions only gave rise to terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The country took the decision of abrogation of Article 370, which had only given separatism and terrorism to that state,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in October last year.

India has rejected any third-party intervention to the Kashmir issue and has maintained that all outstanding matters in Indo-Pak ties should be resolved bilaterally.

Imran Khan claimed that India’s belligerent rhetoric, intensified ceasefire violations on the LoC, and other aggressive actions were imperiling peace and security in the region, the statement said.

During his meeting with Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the “dire human rights and humanitarian situation” in Jammu and Kashmir following India’s 5 August decision to end the special status of the region.

“The Prime Minister underscored that the Kashmiri people continued to look to the United Nations to honour its commitments for the realisation of their right to self-determination, as enshrined in numerous UN Security Council resolutions,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

India has rejected any third-party intervention to the Kashmir issue and has maintained that all outstanding matters in Indo-Pak ties should be resolved bilaterally.

Imran Khan claimed that India’s belligerent rhetoric, intensified ceasefire violations on the LoC, and other aggressive actions were imperiling peace and security in the region, the statement said.

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