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FM apprises continuing deteriorating human rights situation of IoK to HRC president

GENEVA, Sept 11 (WNP): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has met with President of the Human Rights Council (HRC) Ambassador Coly Seck, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations and at the United Nations in Geneva.

Foreign Minister Qureshi Tuesday discussed with the HRC president the continued and deteriorating human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) in the wake of recent Indian actions of August 5, 2019.

He highlighted that India was attempting to change the demography of IoK through its illegal and unilateral actions in violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law.

The IoK has been under total lockdown and curfew since August 05 this year and Kashmiri people are facing severe hardships, he added.

He underscored the need for the international community, including the HRC, to express its solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

He expressed that the HRC offers hope, amidst the clouds of uncertainty and suffering, to the people of Kashmir who have been living under occupation for seven decades.

The foreign minister appreciated Ambassador Coly Seck for his able leadership of the HRC.

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