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UN chief to raise Kashmir issue with various leaders at UNGA session

UN chief to raise Kashmir issue with various leaders at UNGA session
September 20, 2019
NEW YORK (Web Desk) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decided to raise the Kashmir issue during his talk with various leaders attending the 74th session of UN General Assembly (UNGA). This was stated by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric at a regular briefing in New York while responding to a question about the communication blockade in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). He said that he would also use the opportunity of discussions during the General Assembly to raise the issue of Kashmir. The UN chief spokesman said that Antonio Guterres also underscored the need for dialogue as the only way to resolve Kashmir issue.
UN chief shows serious concern over Indian atrocities
The UN chief showed serious concerns about the Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir. He has underscored the need for respecting human rights in Occupied Kashmir which is under repressive lockdown for over six weeks now. To a question, during press conference marking the start of the General Assembly’s 74th session, Antonio Guterres said he would continue to advocate for the peaceful settlement of the decades-old Kashmir issue. He also urged Pakistan and India to find a solution to the grave crisis through dialogue. on the other hand, curfew and lockdown continued at 47th consecutive day on Friday (today) in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) from August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Residents continue to suffer immensely as the Kashmir valley continues to remain under strict curfew and military lockdown for the 47th consecutive day. The heavy deployment of Indian troops has created an atmosphere of fear, forcing the people to remain indoors. The continued blockade of the valley has aggravated the situation to an alarming proportion. The residents confined to their homes are facing difficulties in meeting their daily needs. The shortage of essential commodities like milk, baby food and life-saving medicines is adding to the miseries of the people and the valley represents a humanitarian crisis.