Islamabad: The Indian Chargé d Affaires was summoned to Foreign Office today to register Pakistan’s strong protest on occasion of the Kashmir Black Day in condemnation of the continued human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Indian government is required to require Kashmiris to enjoy the legal right to self-determination in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions, which require a free and fair referendum under the auspices of the UN.
It further requests India to cancel the illegal and unilateral action on August 5, 2019, immediately lift the military siege of IIOJK, and revoke its illegal measures to change the population structure of the occupied area.
It also requested the Indian side to stop the extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri youths in fake contacts and so-called security and search operations, and to release illegally detained Kashmiri youths and political leaders.
It is emphasized that in order to be able to accurately assess the humanitarian situation in the region, India needs to immediately remove all restrictions on the UNOMIL media, internet and mobile communications, and allow independent observers, human rights organizations and international media to enter the occupied people unhindered territory.
Pakistan reiterated its position that India’s illegal steps cannot change the disputed status of the occupied territories, nor can it undermine Pakistan’s inalienable right of self-determination over Kashmiris as stipulated in relevant UN Security Council resolutions.