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Pakistan asks UNSC to urgently protect children held in Kashmir

4 months ago by Mahnoor Izhar in Life 3 min read

Pakistan asks UNSC to urgently protect children held in Kashmir

Pakistan’s UN ambassador Munir Akram in a written statement to the Security Council said that

“The scale and intensity of today’s conflicts are stretching our capacity to protect children. Nowhere is this grim reality starker than in today’s IOJK. More than 300 innocent Kashmiris, including women and children, were killed in fake encounters and staged cordon-and-search operations,”

In a detailed written report, Pakistan addressed the worst atrocities and state terrorism that took place in IOJK by Indian forces in 2020. The report included the disturbing event of a three-year-old Kashmiri boy sitting on the body of his grandfather (Muhammad Bashir) killed by the Indian forces which went viral on social media.

Alternatively in a report, UN Secretary-General António Guterres asked India to stop using pellets against children and to keep them away from security matters and force.

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In 2020, More than 750 Kashmiris were critically injured, while 2,770 innocent Kashmiris were jailed, and 922 houses were destroyed in the form of punishments towards the rebelling Kashmiris.

Ambassador Akram said “Such inhuman actions are not only in violation of the UNSC resolutions on Children and Armed Conflict but are also in breach of the ‘best interests of the child’ principle under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which India is a state party,”

Pakistan also stated that the situation in Kashmir is worsening by the day as it “calls for Security Council’s intervention by holding India accountable for its grave breaches of international humanitarian law and war crimes in IOJK,”
Referring to the recent report by security general Pakistan addressed that the overall number of grave violations remained alarmingly high at 26,425 which included incidents of killing, maiming children, sexual violence, abduction, and attacks on hospitals.

The ambassador said “Whatever the causes of modern-day brutality towards children, the time has come to call a halt. These acts must end, and perpetrators must be held to account,”

Mahnoor Izhar
Author: Mahnoor Izhar

Mahnoor Izhar is writing for Tutoria.pk for the last few years.

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