Pakistan urging the community in the world to try and end ‘persistent clampdown’ in Kashmir

On Thursday, Foreign Minister from Pakistan urged the community around the world to try and put an end to a “persistent clampdown” that the government from India in Kashmir imposed.

Following the decision of India on the 5th of August, Pakistan worked to downgrade ties with New Delhi, aside from expelling the Indian High Commissioner. 

In the Minister’s message on UN Day, he said that the world body has been playing an active part in the severe struggle against colonialism apart from actively enhancing the fundamental rights for humans.

“The right of people to self-determination is at this quest’s heart. That said, such a global value has been trampled upon in Kashmir and Jammu,” he said.

He continued, the situation is being “exacerbated further by the persistently imposed clampdown” by the government from India in the region following the 5th of August.

“Since we are celebrating the UN Day, I would love to call on the global community, and particularly the Security Council, to try and end” the Kashmir crisis, according to the Minister.

After Article 370 abrogation, the government led by BJP imposed a couple of restrictions, inclusive of an Internet and mobile phone ban, in Kashmir and Jammu for the order and law maintenance. They have been gradually lifted.

On Thursday, the Kashmir and Jammu administration said that no restrictions are available in 99% or so of the areas. Also, the situation is being daily reviewed.

The apex court heard many petitions challenging the imposed restrictions in the region after the scrapping of the special status.

The Minister said that multilateral cooperation is still a foreign policy’s cornerstone.

“Our long-term collaboration with the UN is manifested, for example, by our dedicated contribution to its peacekeeping… more than 200,000 of the Blue Helmets served in many global Missions,”