Shah Mehmood Qureshi expresses deep concern over closures in occupied Kashmir

Shah Mehmood Qureshi expresses deep concern over closures in occupied Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed deep concern over the ongoing calls and detentions in occupied Jammu and Kashmir despite the presence of corona virus deaths and confirmed infected patients in a telephonic conversation with the UN Secretary General.

According to a statement from the Foreign Office, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and discussed with him the situation and ways of controlling the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.

Mahmood Qureshi agreed with the UN Secretary-General that the outbreak is the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.

Citing the Prime Minister's statement, the Foreign Minister said that Imran Khan had talked about giving relief to the developing countries at the beginning of the outbreak.

He fully endorsed Antonio Gutres's demand that the global community cooperate with the developing countries in solidarity with the current situation.

The Foreign Minister called on the Secretary-General to develop Pakistan's capacity to overcome the situation under the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, to ensure restructuring and to restore it in a better way. 

Describing the economic and societal adverse effects and risks resulting from the Corona epidemic, Mahmood Qureshi specifically asked the Secretary-General to provide relief to the developing countries in order to avoid debt relief, to prevent the transfer of capital, to promote sustainable development. Also provide support and support for additional efforts to provide resources for goals.

He expressed Pakistan's deep concern over the continued incarceration and detention of the elite, political leaders, youth, civil society members in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir despite the presence of coronary virus deaths and confirmed infected patients.

The Foreign Minister called for the immediate removal of communication restrictions so that the delivery of medicines and other essential goods to the people of the occupied valley could be made possible, while all other political prisoners, including the critically ill Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik, should be released immediately.

He also informed Antonio Gottres of India's latest strategy of changing the proportion of the population in the occupied region through a change in domicile laws.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi stressed that Pakistan has been constantly aware of the situation to the international community, that the illegal move is an open violation of international law, including UN Security Council resolutions, bilateral agreements and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

He emphasized that the UN and the international community should prevent India from changing the proportion of the population and the unique identity of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

It should be noted that Pakistan had rejected India's condemnation of the new domicile law introduced in occupied Kashmir.

During a weekly briefing, the Foreign Office said that India was trying to change the proportion of the population in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020 violated international rules.

Aysha Farooqi termed India's move as 'illegal' and said it was also a violation of the Geneva Convention and India was settling non-Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir under cover of global outbreak.

It is to be remembered that after terminating the special status of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by India on August 5, 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Act has been implemented. The area as their homeland.

The Act stipulates that a person declaring an area occupied by a domicile as his homeland must have resided for 15 years or studied for a period of 7 years in the central area of ​​Jammu and Kashmir. Or attended a class 10 or 12 at an educational institution in the area and took the exam.

Earlier, Article 35A of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution contained a citizen's definition that the same person would be entitled to a domicile registered with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner in the occupied area as a migrant.

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