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Pakistan gives UNGA president dossier on human rights violations in held Kashmir

Published Oct 12, 2016 09:40pm


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NEW YORK: Pakistan on Wednesday handed over a dossier on human rights violations in India-held Kashmir (IHK) to the United Nations General Assembly, Radio Pakistan reported.

The prime minister's special envoys on Kashmir, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed and Dr. Shezra Mansab Ali, handed over the dossier to UNGA President Peter Thomson in New York.

The envoys briefed the UNGA president about the threat to peace and security posed by the deteriorating situation in held Kashmir.

Senator Mushahid Hussain said India has closed all doors to bilateral dialogue, scuttled a regional summit and refused to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions at the international level.

Dr. Shezra Ali detailed the killings of protesters in Kashmir, and briefed the UNGA president about injuries caused by the use of brute force by Indian forces.

The UNGA president expressed concern at the situation and assured the visiting envoys of every possible effort to foster peace.

He said an update on the current situation from the UN Department of Peace Keeping Operations will also be sought.

Officials of the Department for Peacekeeping Operations briefed the special envoys on the continued non-cooperation by the Indian side which was hampering the mandated work of the UN mission.

Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, was also present on the occasion.


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Aftab Oct 12, 2016 09:47pm

UN have designated groups fighting in Kashmir as designated terror organizations. What these dossiers are going to address that?

Harmony-1© Oct 12, 2016 09:54pm

Sooner or later world would wake up to the brutality of Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. India calls itself the largest democracy of the world, the truth is cows have more rights in India than Kashmiris in Indian held Kashmir.

Proud Pakistani Kashmiri Oct 12, 2016 10:02pm

Good work and thank you

Karam Oct 12, 2016 10:06pm

Good Luck Pakistan.... i just hope you could have given 10% of the same effort in taking care of Education and Human resource...

Sunny Oct 12, 2016 10:07pm

Please publish d results of earlier efforts as well..

Alba Oct 12, 2016 10:13pm

Hope all of this stops after the election, and the politicians stop showing off and get back to the business of running the country.

M.Saeed Oct 12, 2016 10:43pm

This clearly is a move triggered by the US for India's non-cooperation with the UN for Pakistan leaning too much towards China.

chandler Oct 12, 2016 10:46pm

Dossier's are like job applications don't expect anything.Save your time and paper for something productive

Peace Oct 12, 2016 10:50pm

Why dont we just leave out Kashmir for Gods sake and concentrate on our problems..? Are we making fool of ourself?

Ero Oct 12, 2016 11:12pm

What is UNGA?

Alwin James Oct 12, 2016 11:15pm

Nobody can touch India.

JSR Oct 12, 2016 11:22pm

Why don't we realise our mistakes?

Rajeev Sharma Oct 12, 2016 11:34pm

Oh. Here we go again..

hypocrsiy Oct 12, 2016 11:35pm

I think these dossiers are only to create some buzz, that is why keep sharing it.

Cavalier Oct 13, 2016 12:12am

Good job done both the officials.

Abdul Mannan Oct 13, 2016 12:13am

Finally some action. Pakistan should have done this long ago.

Aslam shaikh Oct 13, 2016 12:24am

UN is not going to do anything with that, mark my words

anony Oct 13, 2016 12:50am

Excellent step. Indian atrocities should be exposed to the whole world.

Sudhakar USA Oct 13, 2016 01:00am

What did the UNGA say in return?

Freda Shah Oct 13, 2016 01:25am

Handing over dossiers on kashmir to UNGA is a futile excercise, useful only for photo-ops.

Jahan Oct 13, 2016 01:30am

All the best

Freda Shah Oct 13, 2016 01:51am

The suffering Kahmiris from Indian occupied territory must raise up their own leaders to send their message to the world. Pakistan's hand-picked Ambassadors and emissaries cannot have the same impact. Our news media must give publicity to genuine Kashmiri leaders, and our government's External Publicity Department must work harder to publicize their message world-wide.

Worth_Commenting Oct 13, 2016 03:19am

Good job but we need a permanent infrastructure of lobbying, diplomacy, and communication in important world capitals and cities to promote our causes.

Ali Oct 13, 2016 04:30am

Move on please... these tactics fool no one now...

Desi Dimag Oct 13, 2016 05:14am

Best of luck.

Viki Oct 13, 2016 06:14am

Some of the facts are that borders cannot be changed and cooperation between both countries is the way forward, the moment it's understood the issue would resolved

Rizwan Razzaq Oct 13, 2016 06:30am

whats the point. What are we fighting for. Can we focus on our own people and leave Kashmir to its fate. i seriously believe our main interest should be in the betterment and progress of pakistani people rather than spend crores of money into kashmir.

Steve Boston Oct 13, 2016 06:30am

Job well done. Now the next move is by UN

ZAK Oct 13, 2016 06:45am

Dossiers don't get you no where, action will.

Gaurav Oct 13, 2016 07:11am

Best of luck from india

AHA Oct 13, 2016 07:20am

Waste of money, time and effort. Only benefit is milage to political parties and cover up of all failures.

Salahuddin Oct 13, 2016 07:30am

proud of our diplomatic team

Zafar Ahmed Oct 13, 2016 07:37am

@Proud Pakistani Kashmiri We have wait & see good result !

Zafar Ahmed Oct 13, 2016 07:40am

@Salahuddin We need to wait for the result !

Karim Mombani Oct 13, 2016 09:27am

Nicely presented! however we can send international peace keepers to the affected areas to remove the curfew like situation and give the people a chance to live life normally. Till the UN decides to organize a referendum in which people of Kashmir can decide for themselves where they want to go.

sachinns Oct 13, 2016 09:36am

So much energy and resources being deployed on this. Im sure the time invested by top politicians, senior bureaucrats must be huge. Wonder how good is the Return on Investment?

vithal Oct 13, 2016 09:45am

Who will take responsibility for destruction happening in Kashmir and who will rebuild it?

roadkashehzada Oct 13, 2016 10:08am

i dont know why mushahid hussain is not our foreign minister. true he is in PMLQ but NS and establishment has soft corner for him, so he can come to the treasury benches easily

amir_indian Oct 13, 2016 10:37am

India will host the 8th BRICS Summit during its Chairmanship which is scheduled to take place on 15-16 October 2016 in Goa. Leaders of BIMSTEC member countries have been invited by India, who is a member of both BRICS and BIMSTEC, to hold a joint summit with the BRICS. BIMSTEC - B'Desh, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Afghanistan - really poor India.

peekay Oct 13, 2016 11:55am

@Abdul Mannan google out its been der last 60 yrs..... but logic and facts can not be overlooked and so you keep losing all fronts

peekay Oct 13, 2016 11:57am

@Freda Shah aaaah 60% people vote in Kashmir what leaders we talking abt....

Aj Oct 13, 2016 03:59pm

@ZAK And what sort of action are you talking about exactly ?

adeel Oct 13, 2016 11:12pm

@Rizwan Razzaq if the same thoughts Quaid e Azam and his fellows had followed. Then today we would be confined to our homes, facing hundreds of days of curfew, and bursts of pellets at our backyard, blinding our youngsters, by these Monkey worshippers. Freedom of Kashmir is the need of hour.

WHY Oct 14, 2016 06:32am

@Rizwan Razzaq well said.