Message of the Foreign Minister on Right to Self-determination Day for people of Jammu and Kashmir

Today, Kashmiris around the world are observing the 71st anniversary of the United Nations’ commitment that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute would be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices. Through this resolution, the United Nations affirmed its support for the realization of the inalienable right to…

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Message of the President on Right to Self-determination Day for people of Jammu and Kashmir

5 January is commemorated as the Right to Self-Determination Day for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. On 5 January 1949, the United Nations Commission on India and Pakistan (UNCIP) adopted the resolution that guarantees a free and fair plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to enable the Kashmiri people realize their right to self-determination. Today’s…

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Briefing Given to the Diplomatic Corps regarding the impact of OHCHR’s Report on Human Rights Situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and the Martyrdom of Journalist, Shujaat Bukhari

A briefing for Islamabad-based Head of Missions was held today regarding the recent Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), “Report on the situation of human rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018 and general human rights…

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Pakistan welcomes recommendation for a Commission of Inquiry for Human Rights violations in IoK

 Pakistan welcomes the proposal by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish a Commission of Inquiry for international investigation into human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoK).  This proposal is consistent with Pakistan’s several calls to this effect since 2016, even as India has continued to ignore legitimate demands…

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Pakistan’s reaction to the UN report on Human Rights violations in Kashmir

Pakistan welcomes the proposal by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish a Commission of Inquiry for international investigation into human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoK). This proposal is consistent with Pakistan’s several calls to this effect since 2016, even as India has continued to ignore legitimate demands…

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Pakistan rejects Indian protest against Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act 2018 and its claim over Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir

The Government of Pakistan categorically rejects India’s protest against the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13thAmendment) Act 2018 and its fallacious and baseless claim over the Indian occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir as an ‘integral part’ of India. The Indian claim has no legal basis and continues to be contradicted by the situation…

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Message by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ 06 April, 2018

For the last 70 years the valiant people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are waging a heroic struggle against Indian oppression, for the realization of the inalienable right to self-determination which has been envisaged in the United Nations Security Council resolutions. These resolutions remain unimplemented because India has backed out of its commitments and…

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Jammu and Kashmir dispute draws attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Geneva

The dispute of Jammu and Kashmir, with focus on India’s human rights violation, has featured prominently during the ongoing session of United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.   In his annual report to the HRC, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein regretted India’s denial of unconditional access…

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Pakistan Forcefully Raises Human Rights Violations in Kashmir during the Review of India’s Abysmal Human Rights Record

During the Review of India’s human rights record under the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism of the United Nations, the Pakistani delegate highlighted that India was in persistent violation and non-compliance of the UN resolutions, and it had sought to suppress the voice of the Kashmiri people through occupation, terror and oppression, involving use of force…

Indian attempt to portray indigenous uprising in Kashmir as terrorism has been rejected by the International Community (Islamabad 02 May, 2017)

“India’s contention that Kashmir issue is, primarily, an issue of cross-border terrorism, is a claim that no one in the world is prepared to accept today”, the Foreign Affairs Adviser Mr. Sartaj Aziz said. The Indian government has broken its own record of brutality in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), not only in target killing…

Details of Human Rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir following the martyrdom of Burhan (till September 2016)

Approximate number of injured reaches 15000 and those with pellet injuries in the eyes reaches 850 Stats by J&K Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) as of September 7: 750 pellet injuries in eyes 343 bullet injuries 4500 pellet injuries other than eyes, shell, stone and assault injuries 3910 civilians treated in Srinagar hospitals alone…