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Maleeha urges UN to don’t let Kashmir situation worsen

Maleeha urges UN to don’t let Kashmir situation worsen
August 28, 2019
NEW YORK (92 News)- Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi has urged the United Nation (UN) to step in and not let the situation in Kashmir deteriorate any further. The Pakistani envoy met UN Under Secretary General on Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and discussed the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) with him. She briefed him on the sensitive situation in the valley and the blatant human rights violations. The curfew in the valley has entered its fourth week, said Ambassador Lodhi, who added that midnight raids and arrests by Indian forces have created instability and fear in the region. She also urged both the UN and the international community to play their roles in stopping these human rights violations. a day earlier, Maleeha Lodhi briefed UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa about the horrified situation in IoK. Maleeha Lodhi met Maria Fernanda Espinosa and briefed her on India’s ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir. “Met Maria Fernanda Espinosa , President of UN General Assembly & briefed her in detail about the grave situation in occupied Kashmir where the continuing curfew & lockdown is exacerbating the suffering of the Kashmiri people.UN should live up to its obligations on IOK,” she tweeted. As the curfew in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) has entered in the 24th day on Wednesday, the life has become more miserable and multiplied after the shortage of food and medicine. People are facing acute shortage of life-saving medicines, essential commodities including baby food as nine million Kashmiris are besieged while Jammu and Kashmir has become a big jail for its inhabitants. All internet and communication services and TV channels are closed in the Kashmir valley and Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban and Rajouri areas of Jammu region since 5th of August when BJP government scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Local newspapers could not update their online editions while majority of them could also not be printed due to restrictions. Over 10,000 political leaders and workers including top Hurriyat leadership have been detained.