Islamabad: As India gears up to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan has expressed serious concerns over it, calling it "not a moment of rejoice, but concern". Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India's intention to become non-permanent member of UNSC is a matter of concern for Pakistan as "India has blatantly rejected resolutions of the prestigious forum, particularly on Kashmir". "India has been ignoring the resolutions of UNSC on Kashmir for a long time, giving way to an unending oppression of Kashmiris by denying them their rights to self-determination," he said. "Heavens will not fall if India becomes a UNSC member," he, however, added saying that Pakistan had also served at the same position for at least seven times.
Qureshi reminded that Pakistan had written a letter to the UNSC Secretary General about what he called "ongoing brutalities going on in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).
Raking up the Kashmir dispute, Qureshi said that Pakistan has been communicating to the UNSC and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) about the dire condition of Kashmiris, who are under lockdown due to what he called, "state-run and -managed atrocities of Indian occupational forces".
"Kashmir did not accept India's August 5 illegal annexation of the valley as the government continued its illegal search operations even during the coronavirus pandemic," he said. (IANS)
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