A Kashmiris is denied its right to self-determination, Pakistan’s envoy to the UN has alleged that this is the cause of ‘flare-up’ which threatened regional peace and security.
“Denial of the right of self-determination” to the people of Kashmir through an “independent plebiscite, promised to them by various Security Council resolutions was at the heart of the current flare up, which threatened regional peace and security,”
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said.
Pakistan’s “moral, political and diplomatic support” to the Kashmiri people in their ‘struggle’ for their right to self-determination will continue until Kashmir is ‘liberated, said Lodhi addressing an event acknowledging the Kashmir Solidarity Day’ at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations.
On behalf of Pakistan government clarified that she is actively trying to help the Kashmir issue. She is pursuing the issue at various levels involving the United Nations like raising the issue during meetings with the UN leadership as well as the President of the Security Council, who had then briefed the Security Council on the issue at Pakistan’s request, a statement issued by the Pakistan mission said on Friday.
The Pakistani envoy also spoke about her meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to press for the country’s demand to send a UN mission to investigate alleged “human rights violations” in Kashmir.