THE United Nations General Assembly’s 74th annual session begins tomorrow and will last till Sept 27. This is an opportunity for Pakistan to present the Kashmir issue in the UNGA.

The Kashmir issue has acquired renewed significance after New Delhi announced annexation of the occupied territory on Aug 5, 2019. A former chief minister of Indian occupied Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has warned that if the world does nothing to stop the Indian assault on Kashmir, there is danger of two nuclear-armed states getting into a direct military confrontation.

The Kashmiri people are asking for the rights that were promised to them in UN resolutions. It is now for the international community to force India to honour its commitments and solve this simmering dispute.

Sadam Hussain Channa

Shikarpur

Published in Dawn, September 16th, 2019