NEW YORK: Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi has said that India is trampling basic human rights in the occupied Kashmir ‘unhindered’, and the international community should take solid and meaningful steps to sort out the Kashmir conundrum.
She said this during a debate in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday. She reiterated Pakistan wants to resolve all of its problems including the Kashmir issue through dialogue.
“India has always evaded talks with Pakistan to bring an end to the Kashmir dispute. Kashmir is the oldest outstanding issue on the Security Council agenda”, she added
“It is regrettable that the UN resolutions have not been implemented so far on the Kashmir issue”, she remarked.
She underlined that the High Commissioner report has exposed Indian atrocities in the Indian-held Kashmir. “Fundamental rights are being violated in an organised manner in occupied Kashmir and India is trampling human rights therein unhindered”, she said.
She stressed that it is necessary that the root causes of terrorism should be addressed while long standing issues and factors such as lawlessness should be brought to end.
She added that Pakistan army has cleansed Pakistani soil from terrorists.