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Pakistan briefs P-5 envoys on alleged rights violations in Kashmir

Friday, Nov 4, 2016,16:55 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Islamabad | Pakistan today briefed the envoys of P-5 countries about the situation in Kashmir and asked them to fulfill their commitment to the people of the Valley by holding of a free, fair and impartial plebiscite.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi briefed the Ambassadors of the permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the UK and the US).

Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that “the briefing focused on the deteriorating human rights situation” in Kashmir; “escalation and ceasefire violations from the Indian side at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Indian involvement in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan”.

The SAPM called upon the permanent members of the UN Security Council to fulfill their commitment to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, through the holding of a free, fair and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices, in accordance with the Security Council resolutions.
He noted that “the people of Kashmir were being brutalised for demanding their fundamental rights, including the right to self-determination”.

The SAPM stated that “unprovoked continued firing and ceasefire violations from the Indian side” on the LoC and the Working Boundary have resulted in the loss of many innocent lives.
He referred “to the Indian attempts to escalate tensions, as an effort to divert international attention from grim situation in the Kashmir”.

The SAPM also “deplored Indian involvement in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan”.
It was second such briefing by Pakistan after it briefed the Organisation of Islamic Conference envoys about Kashmir situation.

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