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FM informs Kashmir situation to Switzerland, Nepalese counterparts

FM informs Kashmir situation to Switzerland, Nepalese counterparts
August 23, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi telephoned Switzerland Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis and Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Gyawali over extremely alarming situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). In a telephonic conversation to his Nepalese counterpart, FM Qureshi briefed him on the illegal and unilateral actions of India to alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, which is in contravention of the international law and UNSC resolutions. The minister also informed the Nepalese counterpart of the continuously deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the IoK. He urged Nepal to play its role as SAARC Chair for peace and stability in the region and impress upon India to ease the suffering of the people of occupied valley. The Nepalese foreign minister said that Nepal is closely watching the situation and would continue to call for settlement of all disputes through peaceful means. Shah Mehmood Qureshi also telephoned his Switzerland counterpart where they exchanged views of human rights’ violations in the IoK. He informed Cassis regarding the unilateral steps of the Indian government in the occupied valley. The minister said that Kashmiris are facing continuous lockdown in IoK since August 5 by the occupation forces of India. “The reports are extremely alarming which were released by the international media and the organisations of human rights. The Indian moves are against the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),” he added. The Swiss foreign minister also expressed deep concerns over the deteriorated situation of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He told FM Qureshi that the Swiss government is closely monitoring the situation of IoK. Ignazio Cassis urged that both parties should end tensions and take steps to find out a solution through dialogues. Earlier, FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod and his Norway counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide on Wednesday and apprised them of the prevailing situation in Occupied Kashmir. FM Qureshi informed them about the Indian unilateral step of abrogating the special status of IoK to change the demographic composition of the territory. The minister said the unilateral actions by India are in total contravention of international laws and UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. He also said India has put in place a complete curfew in occupied territory since fifth of this month and committing relentless human rights violations there.