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Kashmiri leadership reminds Guterres of UN obligations on IOK

ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir People’s League (JKPL) and Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF), while welcoming the visit by the UN Secretary General António Guterres to Pakistan, hoped that he will play his role in settlement of the Kashmir dispute in the light of UN resolutions.

JKPL Chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Vice Chairman Syed Ijaz Rahmani, in a statement issued in Srinagar, referred to the report of the UN Human Rights Commission on rights abuses in occupied Kashmir said that the implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir has become more inevitable in view of the present state of affairs in the occupied territory, reported Kashmir Media Service.

The peace resolution will also improve relations between India and Pakistan and herald an era of prosperity in South Asia, they added.

Meanwhile, Reminding Gutteres of his “legal and moral obligations to protect the fundamental rights of the people” in conflict-hit zones, Senior Vice Chairman of JKNF, Altaf Hussain Wani said that rights situation in the occupied Kashmir have deteriorated to such a level where UN intervention has become indispensable.

In a statement issued in Islamabad on Monday Wani said, “Kashmiris welcome Mr. Gutteres’ statement calling for enhanced dialogue on Kashmir and full respect for humans rights in the region but the fact is that this rhetorical repetition would hardly bring any change on the ground unless concrete steps are taken to address the critical situation in the occupied valley.”

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