China expresses serious concerns over deteriorating situation in IOK

China expresses serious concerns over deteriorating situation in IOK

New York (Web Desk): China on Tuesday expressed serious concerns over the deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), the Radio Pakistan reported.

According to details, Beijing raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the closed session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York.

China noted that in his letter to the UNSC, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had called upon UNSC to take cognizance of the recent disturbing developments across the Line of Control (LoC) which constitute threat to peace and security.

These include more than three thousand ceasefire violations, targeting of 300 civilians including women and children, partial removal of the fence on the LoC by India in five sectors, deployment of the Brahmos Missile and Spike Missile for use across the line of control and conduct of numerous missile tests since August.

The Chinese side hoped the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to provide detailed briefing to the Council on the situation along the LoC as soon as possible.

The Security Council has considered the situation in Jammu and Kashmir for the second time since August 5.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN, Munir Akram in a statement termed the illegal Indian measure of 5th August as clear violation of the Security Council resolutions.

He called on India to immediately halt its unilateral and illegal actions in Kashmir and cease forthwith its draconian human rights violations.

The ambassador pointed out that the so-called ‘political maps’ issued by the Indian Home Ministry recently have not been accepted by the UN, which clearly depict Jammu and Kashmir as disputed territory.

“Jammu and Kashmir is an international dispute which is on the agenda of the Security Council for the last seven decades,” Akram said.