FM Qureshi calls Iranian counterpart; apprises him of latest situation in IOK

Imaduddin September 3, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday called Javad Zarif, Minister  for Foreign Affairs of Iran to apprise him of the latest situation in the Indian  Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK).

The Foreign Minister briefed his Iranian counterpart on the illegal and  unilateral actions of India to alter the disputed status of Jammu and  Kashmir.

The Foreign Minister further underlined that the steps taken by India  in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, posed threats to peace and stability  in the region, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here  said.

On the worsening situation of human rights in the Indian Occupied Jammu  and Kashmir, the Foreign Minister informed his Iranian counterpart that the  complete lockdown in the Valley has entered in 5th week, causing immense  suffering to the Kashmiri people who are unable to access hospitals,  medicines and food supplies.

The Foreign Minister underscored that India’s actions constituted violations  of the UN Charter, relevant Security Council’s Resolutions, International Law  and India’s own commitments.

The gravity of the situation demanded complete lifting of the curfew,  removal of restrictions on movement, peaceful assembly, provision of  food and medical supplies and release of political prisoners, he added.

The Foreign Minister thanked the Iranian leadership and the people  of Iran for supporting suppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu  and Kashmir.

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif appreciated the detailed briefing and  reiterated concern over the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian  situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and reaffirmed  Iran’s support for the Kashmiri people.    The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain engaged regarding the  evolving situation.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2019

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