NEW YORK: Pakistans envoy to the United Nations (UN) has alleged that the denial of the right to self-determination to the Kashmiris led to the recent flare-up which threatened regional peace and security.
Denial of the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir through an independent plebiscite, promised to them by various Security Council resolutions was at the heart of the current flare up, which threatened regional peace and security, Pakistans ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said here.
Lodhi, addressing an event to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, said Pakistans moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their struggle for their right to self-determination will continue until Kashmir is liberated.
Lodhi said that on behalf of her government, she is actively pursuing the Kashmir issue at various fora of the United Nations, raising the issue during meetings with the UN leadership as well as the President of the Security Council, who had then briefed the Security Council on the issue at Pakistans request, a statement issued by the Pakistan mission here said yesterday.
The Pakistani envoy also spoke about her meeting with UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein to press for the countrys demand to send a UN mission to investigate alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.
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