Monday, Sep 21, 2020 | Last Update : 09:29 AM IST

180th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra118801585793332216 Andhra Pradesh6177765307115302 Tamil Nadu5364774812738751 Karnataka5113454048417922 Uttar Pradesh3362942632884771 Delhi2347011981034877 West Bengal2155801870614183 Telangana1713061397001033 Odisha167161133466722 Bihar164224149722855 Assam150349121610528 Kerala12221687341490 Gujarat119088999083271 Rajasthan109088906851293 Haryana103773816901069 Madhya Pradesh97906743981877 Punjab90032658182646 Chhatisgarh7777541111628 Jharkhand6710052807590 Jammu and Kashmir5971138521951 Uttarakhand3713924810460 Goa2678320844327 Puducherry2142816253431 Tripura2069612956222 Himachal Pradesh11190691997 Chandigarh92566062106 Manipur8430653951 Arunachal Pradesh6851496713 Nagaland5306407910 Meghalaya4356234232 Sikkim2119178923 Mizoram15069490
  World   South Asia  22 Aug 2019  Pakistan plans to raise Kashmir issue at UN Human Rights Council forum

Pakistan plans to raise Kashmir issue at UN Human Rights Council forum

PTI
Published : Aug 22, 2019, 1:27 pm IST
Updated : Aug 22, 2019, 1:27 pm IST

Foreign Office spokesperson said another platform available was to raise issue in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's meeting.

On Tuesday, Qureshi had said that Pakistan would take the Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice. (Photo: PTI)
 On Tuesday, Qureshi had said that Pakistan would take the Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice. (Photo: PTI)

Islamabad: Pakistan plans to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council, Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said on Wednesday. Briefing the Senate Committee on Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs, Faisal said that consultation was going on various options including to use the forum of the UN Human Rights Council.

He said another platform available for Pakistan was to raise the issue in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's foreign ministers' meeting. Talking about the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) by India, he said that the situation was dangerous and both sides were suffering loss of lives.

 

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide and discussed the Kashmir issue.

Qureshi urged Norway to play its role and impress upon India to ease the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Minister Soreide stated that Norway would urge both India and Pakistan to deescalate the situation and ease tensions.

On Tuesday, Qureshi had said that Pakistan would take the Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice. "We have decided to take Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice," he said, adding, "The decision was taken after considering all legal aspects."

 

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan.

India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.

Tags: kashmir issue, pakistan, international court of justice, un human rights council, shah mehmood qureshi
Location: Pakistan, Islamabad