Published On: Wed, Sep 25th, 2019
Published in Category: Social issues

Pakistan rejects baseless messages in social media regarding Pak’s campaign in Geneva highlighting Indian atrocities in IoJ&K

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ISLAMABAD : Pakistan has rejected baseless messages in the social media regarding Pakistan’s campaign in Geneva highlighting Indian atrocities in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the situation has become particularly dire since the imposition of the curfew in IoJK on 4th August.

The Spokesperson highlighted the Joint Statement by a cross-regional group of more than 50 countries which demanded India to immediately lift the curfew /lockdown; end the use of force including the use of pellet guns; release all political prisoners; and implement recommendations of UN Reports on Jammu and Kashmir released in 2018/2019. He said that the Joint Statement is a mechanism which is being used in the Human Rights Council to express the collective voice of member and non-member states of the Human Rights Council.

He said that from amongst the various options available to us, a considered decision was taken in favour of a Joint Statement with cross-regional wide support. He said no voting has taken place at this session of the Human Rights Council to date. Any speculation in this regard is, therefore, completely specious and fictitious.

The Spokesperson said that, considering the actions taken by India in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir transgress all limits of legality, human rights and humanitarian norms, Pakistan will remain relentless in its efforts to seek measures to alleviate the suffering of the Kashmiri people. He said due to Pakistan’s efforts Kashmir has today been acknowledged as the situation of immense concern at the Human Rights Council as it will at the UNGA.