Pakistan calls for strengthening UNMOGIP due to mounting Indian CFVs on LoC
NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council to strengthen the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), which monitors the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, as tensions have heightened since India revoked the special stratus of the Occupied Kashmir.
Speaking at the UN Security Council’s debate on peacekeeping operations, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi said that the efficacy of UNMOGIP has become more consequential due to mounting ceasefire violations on the Line of Control by Indian forces, which necessitates regular and formal reporting to the Council.
“UNMOGIP’s role and importance has increased dramatically since India’s illegal de facto annexation of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, in flagrant violation of multiple Security Council resolutions,” Maleeha Lodhi told the 15-nation council.
Earlier on August 16, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi had said that the world is concerned about the Kashmir situation.
Briefing the media after the meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, she said that the Kashmir issue is not an internal matter of India. “We want a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue. We will not leave the Kashmiris alone.”
Maleeha Lodhi said that today Indian stance of declaring Jammu and Kashmir as its internal matter has been negated. “The UNSC has nullified the Indian claims that Kashmir is its internal matter.”
She said that the voice of the Kashmiri people resonated in the chamber of the world’s highest diplomatic forum today. “We are grateful to all 15 members of the UN Security Council for discussing the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. China as always stood firmly on principles and upholding international law.”
The Chinese Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council has declared that the status of Occupied Kashmir is controversial at the international level, saying that Indian unilateral acts are not right.
He said that China has serious concerns about the situation in Kashmir. “India also challenged the security of China.