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At UN, Pak rakes up Kashmir issue again, says 'denial of human rights' injustice to Kashmiris

The Ambassador said the United Nations was created with the "very purpose to prevent and stop these injustices".

United Nations, Pakistan UN representative, Maleeha Lodhi, Kashmir issue, UN Kashmir human rights, United Nations Kashmir injustices Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi said at a General Assembly debate on peace and security that it is the “duty” of the global community to ensure UN resolutions on the issue are fulfilled.

Raking up the issue of Kashmir in the UN, Pakistan said denial of fundamental human rights to Kashmiris is an injustice and  failure to address prolonged outstanding disputes would be seen as
“double standards” practiced by the world body.

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi said at a General Assembly debate on peace and security that it is the “duty” of the global community to ensure UN resolutions on the issue are fulfilled.

Sovereign equality of nations, settlement of international disputes by peaceful means and avoidance of the use or threat of use of force are fundamental principles entrenched in the UN Charter, said the Ambassador.

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The UN, however, “will be seen to practice double standards if it continues to condone military aggression or foreign interventions, ignore persisting situations of foreign occupation and denial of the right of self-determination to people living under occupation and also if it fails to address prolonged outstanding disputes,” she said at the UN on Wednesday.

The Ambassador said the United Nations was created with the “very purpose to prevent and stop these injustices – injustices such as the denial of fundamental human rights to the people of Palestine and Kashmir”.

“Isn’t it our collective and solemn duty to keep the promises made to them through numerous resolutions of this body? How can this body command the respect it deserves if its own edicts are flouted,” she said.

Lodhi added that UN member nations need some introspection as to why the Security Council is “reluctant” to refer legal disputes to the International Court of Justice.

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“And if we have no credible answers to these questions except the imperatives of realpolitik, the world at large will view the United Nations as little more than a political tool in the hand of the powerful few. This impression would hardly inspire trust,” she said.

Pakistan has repeatedly raised the issue of Kashmir at various UN platforms but India has strongly asserted that references to Kashmir by Pakistan in UN fora is unwarranted and constitute a clear interference in its internal affairs.

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First published on: 12-05-2016 at 11:47 IST
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