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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Kashmir Kashmiris worst victims of HR abuses: Aasiya

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Kashmiris worst victims of HR abuses: Aasiya 

Srinagar, Dec 10: Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Aasiya Andrabi hasexpressed deep concern over 'the human rights violations of oppressed and suppressed nations' throughout the world by strong and powerful regimes aswell as organizations including NGOs, etc."It is irony that this day is celebrated and different programs are organized by oppressors and values and merits of human rights are discussed in highest tones by these rights abusers," Aasiyeh said in a statement today, adding that "Kashmirs are the worst victims of these violations at the hands of armed forces, local police and agencies from last 68 years."

Published in Greater Kashmir on December 11, 2014. Islamabad, Dec 11: Pakistan today said India has no "choice" other than implementing the UN resolutions on the Kashmir issue and demanded an "impartial plebiscite"."In any case, the UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir were accepted by India as well. They are relevant and applicable. Hence it is not a matter of choice," said Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam. "Pakistan firmly believes that the final disposition of the Jammu and Kashmir issue should be in accordance with the will of the Kashmiri people, to be determined through a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices, as enshrined in relevant Security Council Resolutions," she said. Aslam said Kashmir issue remains on the agenda of the UN Security Council and the UN observers are present on the Line of Control and in the two countries."This unresolved issue remains the root cause of tension between Pakistan and India, and it's just resolution is of paramount importance for ensuring peace, stability and development in the region," she said.The spokeswoman said there were various measures and steps through which this dispute is highlighted and "we remain engaged with the UN both in New York and in Geneva. "She also mentioned the speech of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the UN General Assembly annual meeting and termed it a manifestation of highlighting the Kashmir issue at the UN forum. She said Pakistan welcomes the statement by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, offering his good offices, to assist in resolving the long outstanding issue of Kashmir, if requested by both India and Pakistan.

Published in Greater Kashmir dated December 12, 2014.

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