Pakistan has called on the UN Security Council (UNSC) to intervene and hold India accountable for its grave breaches of international humanitarian law and war crimes in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and to take steps to settle the decades-old dispute.
Speaking at the virtual meeting of the Security Council on the ‘Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in New York on Thursday, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Munir Akram warned that inaction by the 15-member body in cases of foreign aggression and occupation comes at a high human cost.
The Pakistani envoy urged the Council to focus on the root causes of emerging and long-standing conflicts, including Kashmir and Palestine, and find inclusive political solutions. Munir Akram said India has callously exploited the coronavirus crisis to enhance its control of the occupied territory, already reeling from a nine-month-long digital and physical lockdown.
Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the fascist Modi government is not only a threat to India’s minorities by relegating them to 2nd class citizens’ status but also a threat to regional peace. On Wednesday he took to his official twitter handle and wrote:
All this after the illegal annexation of IOJK, a war crime under 4th Geneva Convention, & laying claim to AJK. I have always maintained the fascist Modi Govt is not only a threat to India’s minorities by relegating them to 2nd class citizens’ status but also a threat to regional peace. Imran Khan said The Hindutva Supremacist Modi Govt with its arrogant expansionist policies, akin to Nazi’s Lebensraum (Living Space), is becoming a threat to India’s neighbors. Bangladesh through Citizenship Act, border disputes with Nepal & China, & Pak threatened with false flag operation.