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UN decolonization agenda to remain incomplete without Kashmir settlement: Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS, October 16 — Pakistan told the UN on Thursday that the decolonization agenda would remain incomplete without resolving the Kashmir dispute based on Security Council resolutions granting the right to self-determination to the Kashmir people.

“India has denied the right to self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for seven decades,” said Mohammad Aamir Khan, Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, in a speech to the Special Assembly. Political and decolonization (fourth) committee.

“The UN’s decolonization agenda will remain incomplete without the fair resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.” he added.

“Denial of the right to self-determination, everywhere, arouses anger and dissatisfaction, ignites conflict and threatens peace and security,” he said while taking part in a general debate.

“Unfortunately,” the Pakistani representative said, “South Asia and the Middle East have seen and experienced it for decades.”

“While the international community has continued to affirm the principle of self – determination, the free exercise of this right has so far been denied in certain cases, such as in Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine,” Aamir Khan pointed out.

Sustained colonialism and foreign occupation are a “travesty” of the universal principle of political and economic freedom for all peoples, the Pakistani representative said.

With reference to the so-called ‘final solution’ of India launched on 5 August 2019 in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which excludes the disputed state’s special status, the imposition of a siege and the change of its demographic composition. notable violations of the UN Charter, the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Over the past fourteen months, he said, India had detained all Kashmir political leaders, detained 13,000 Kashmir youths illegally, tortured many of them, executed young boys, staged violent protests, including the use of blinding cannon cannons, and collective penalties imposed. demolish and burn whole neighborhoods and villages.

“The international community must hold India accountable for serious violations of Kashmir’s human rights, and ensure the implementation of Security Council resolutions prescribing a national resolution enabling the people of Jammu and Kashmir to exercise their right to self – determination. practice, “the Pakistani representative said. said.

In conducting UN peacekeeping operations, he urged the world body to consider ways to strengthen the UN Military Observatory in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), and to enable it to carry out its mandate to monitor ceasefire violations. and to log on.

In this regard, Aamir Khan pointed out that despite the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council for a global ceasefire, the violations of the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed area of ​​Jammu and Kashmir have intensified.

“Due to the escalating Indian ceasefire violations and threats of aggression against Pakistan, the role and importance of UNMOGIP has become increasingly important,” he stressed.

‘As a large country contributing troops, with a proud history of professionalism, competence and honor, we welcome discussions for the improvement of the achievements and results of peacekeeping, he called it the UN’s flagship company.

“As the first Member State to endorse the Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) Declaration of Shared Commitments, we firmly believe that we are all stakeholders in this endeavor and therefore have a shared responsibility to ensure its success.”

“We look forward to working with all stakeholders for our common goal of improving peace outcomes.”

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