Pakistan has strongly protested India’s decision to hold Group of 20 meetings in the UN-recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir later this month.
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram told an ambassadorial-level meeting of the Group of 77.
He urged New Delhi not to misuse its position as chair of the body of world’s largest economies to advance their own national agenda.
These stage-managed events are designed to project a false normalcy in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
India currently holds the rotating year-long presidency of the G20 and is set to host a leaders’ summit in New Delhi in early September.
He said Pakistan is obliged to register its strong protest at India’s decision to hold one or more G-20 meetings in the UN-recognized disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir, which India occupies in contravention of UN Security Council resolutions and where the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people, and other fundamental rights, are being suppressed by an occupation force of 900,000 Indian troops.
The Pakistani envoy reminded delegates of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and over a dozen Special Rapporteurs of the Human Rights Council, having asked India for access to Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir to investigate reports of gross violations of human rights.
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