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Pakistan urges UNHRC to “speak, stand up” for people of IIOJK

Islamabad : Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to “speak and stand up” for the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to realize their right to self-determination.
Participating in debate at the 47-member Council, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, the permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN office in Geneva, said the human rights situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has gone from bad to worse following Indian illegal steps of August 5, 2019.
Ambassador Hashmi said the deplorable human rights abuses, Indian occupation and its illegal demographic changes in occupied Kashmir are clear violations of the declarations of Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.
He said India’s Hindutva regime has scaled up its suppression of the Kashmiri people flouting all fundamental human rights norms, principles and international law, as Indian forces continue to terrorize, summarily kill, and demolish homes with full impunity.
The Pakistan Envoy asked the UN human rights machinery, civil society and global media to continue to chronicle these signs and impressed upon India to comply with its obligations under international law by reversing its illegal actions of August 2019 and uphold fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.