Serious HR violations by India continuing in IIOJK: FO Spokesperson

Islamabad: Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch has said that serious violations of human rights are continuing in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) by India.

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch in her press briefing in Islamabad said that women in the occupied territory are often subjected to cruelty, violence and aggression to punish families and communities for standing against the illegal and forced Indian occupation.

She said the Indian forces are using the abduction and harassment of young women during the so-called cordon and search operations as a weapon to inflict collective punishment on Kashmiris.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson said acts of humiliation of Kashmiri women and violence against them are going on, adding due to the lack of any kind of action against the criminals in the occupied territory, access to justice has been made impossible for women victims of rape.

She said human rights violations in IIOJK should end so that they can live with peace and dignity. She in response to a question said Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory whose final decision will be taken according to the resolutions of the United Nations and the aspirations of Kashmiris.

She said caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will participate in the high-level debate of the 78th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York from September 18 to 23, 2023. She said caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani would also accompany the Prime Minister. She said the prime minister would address the UN General Assembly on September 22. “He will outline Pakistan’s perspective on a range of regional and global issues of concern including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute which is among the longest standing unresolved items on the UN agenda,” she said.


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