Pakistan urges UN to take notice of Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

Pakistan urges UN to take notice of Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote a letter to the United Nations, urging it to take notice of Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

Qureshi, in the letter, has requested the UN secretary general to play his part in the de-escalation of current tensions created by irresponsible attitude of the Indian government after the Pulwama attack.

He also raised concerns over the "negative tactics" used Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government ahead of the elections in India.

Earlier, Pakistan Foreign Office has expressed grave concern over Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Attack in Pulwama in IoK is a matter of grave concern. We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in Valley. We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to State of Pakistan without investigations,” FO Spokesperson Dr Faisal said.

On Thursday, at least 44 Indian security personnel were killed in the deadliest attack on government forces in Pulwama.

According to media reports, the security personnel were died when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off as a convoy of military vehicles drove on a highway some 20 kilometres from Srinagar.

“An IED went off as a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) convoy passed by,” senior police officer Munir Ahmed Khan said. “…We are evacuating the injured from the site and don’t have their number at the moment.”

It is the deadliest attack on the Indian occupying forces in the held territory since September 2016 when 19 soldiers were killed in a pre-dawn raid on the Uri army camp.

India has an estimated 500,000 soldiers in occupied Kashmir.