Kuwaiti foreign minister ‘notes with concern’ deteriorating situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir – World

Foreign Minister and Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah "noted with concern" the deterioration of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Indians in a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi , on Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Kuwaiti diplomat "stressed the need for preventive measures and peaceful resolution of disputes."

FM Qureshi, in informing his Kuwaiti counterpart "highlighted the serious human rights violations committed by Indian forces" in the region since the "unilateral actions of August 5".

Qureshi stressed the need for an "urgent and effective response from the international community" to correct the grave humanitarian situation that arose from the "total closure" of occupied Kashmir.

The foreign minister also stressed that "India could try to divert world attention from these serious human rights violations by organizing a false flag operation and blaming Pakistan."

Appreciates the constructive commitment of Kuwait as a member of the UN Security Council.

Belgian FM expresses concern, willingness to remain engaged

A day earlier, the Foreign Minister had had a telephone conversation with the Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders, to inform him about the current situation in the Kashmir occupied by the Indians.

The foreign minister highlighted the "illegal and unilateral measures taken by the Indian government to change the state in occupied Kashmir dispute and its demographic structure," according to a press release from the foreign affairs office.

Qureshi had also said that the measures taken by India were a violation of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Jammu and Kashmir and other international laws.

He had emphasized the fact that India has progressively breached its commitments to the Security Council, other countries, Pakistan and the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

He highlighted the severe difficulties faced by people in occupied Kashmir in the face of the unprecedented blockade of the entire population, informing their Belgian counterpart about the worsening of the situation of basic human rights and people's safety.

Foreign Minister Reynders had expressed concern about the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. He had stated that further escalation would have a serious impact on peace and security in the region and reaffirmed his readiness to remain involved in the matter.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1502169/kuwaiti-foreign-minister-notes-with-concern-deteriorating-situation-in-indian-occupied-kashmir


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