Pakistan raises issue of human rights violation in IOK at UN committee



United Nations, May 3 (TNS): Pakistan has raked up the issue of human rights violation in occupied Kashmir at the UN’s Committee on Information to which India raised objection.

Pakistan’s delegate Masood Anwar, addressing a session of Committee on Information yesterday, raised the issue of Kashmir alleging that human rights violations are taking place against the people of Kashmir.

“The world we live today is marred with conflict and strife while we maintain unity in fighting terrorism and extremism. Countering the narrative of this twisted ideologies is imperative,” Anwar said during a General Debate on Committee on Information.

He said the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) can play an important role in defusing tensions and promoting interfaith harmony.

“Human rights violations in particular are a matter of serious concern to the international community,” he said.

He urged DPI to highlight situations where “grave violations of human rights are taking place”, especially against the Rohingya, Kashmiris and Palestinians.

India rejected Anwar’s reference to Kashmir, saying his remarks are irrelevant to the work of the Committee.

Courtesy: Hindustan Times