Pak gets Turkey’s back­ing to use UN re­port on Kash­mir at UNGA side­lines

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTNATION - Im­tiaz Ah­mad

IS­LAM­ABAD :Pak­istan plans to use a re­port on Kash­mir by the UN Hu­man Rights Of­fice to high­light the is­sue dur­ing a con­fer­ence that will be held on the mar­gins of the United Na­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly (UNGA), for­eign min­is­ter Shah Mah­mood Qureshi has said.

“At the UN, there will be a sep­a­rate con­fer­ence on Kash­mir on the side­lines. It hap­pens ev­ery year, but it is dif­fer­ent this time be­cause a new UN re­port has come out which sheds light on (Jammu and Kash­mir),” Qureshi said.

There has been a surge in the peo­ple’s in­ter­est in hu­man rights abuses tak­ing place in Kash­mir, he said dur­ing a news con­fer­ence he jointly ad­dressed with his Turk­ish coun­ter­part Mev­lut Cavu­soglu on Fri­day. The UN re­port on the hu­man rights sit­u­a­tion in Kash­mir, re­leased in June, trig­gered a furore as it called for ad­dress­ing past and on­go­ing rights vi­o­la­tions in re­gion. In­dia’s for­eign min­istry re­jected the re­port.

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