United Nations should grant special status to Kashmir like OIC: Altaf Ahmed Bhat

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Altaf Ahmed Bhat, President Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) appealed the António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations to press India to allow International relief and rescue organizations to start their operation in occupied Kashmir at this testing time.

Bhat urged United Nations to grant special status to Kashmir just like given by Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC).

Altaf Ahmed Bhat expressed these views while addressing a webinar Webinar titled “Kashmir: A Utopian Land with Dystopian Lives” hosted by Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution. The Webinar covered diverse discourse on Kashmir’s past, present and future, it also included China-India Standoff as well.

President JKSM said that Kashmir was under Triple lockdown: The first in 1989, then after 5, August 2019, and a third one due to COVID-19. Bhat said that in past 310 days of lockdown 170 youth are martyred, 1500 people are critically injured, and 995 houses are demolished, while more than 100 women are molested in fake Cordon and search operations.

Mr. Yasir Rehman Lt. Gen. Raza Muhammad Khan®, Ms. Sabah Aslam, CEO IICR, Maj. Gen. Raza Muhammad, Chairman IICR, Mr. Ahmed Qureshi, Senior journalist on Security analyst and Mr. Altaf Ahmed Bhat, President Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement addressed on the occasion.

Lt. Gen. Raza Muhammad Khan®, addressing on the occasion said that unilateral actions by Delhi in Kashmir have put the whole region at stake, Mr. Ahmed Qureshi, Senior journalist on Security analyst, shed light on the lags in policies of Pakistan regarding Kashmir. Maj. Gen. Raza Muhammad said that the Indian society has overall changed and the United States considers it as a strategic partner always.

Ms. Sabah Aslam, pointed out that Pakistan’s government needs to become proactive in maneuvering working modalities rather than totally relying on its allies. The webinar was then followed by a question and answer session and concluding remarks by Mr. Yasir Rehman.

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