UKPNP Leader Urges UN To Intervene In Kashmir Rights Violation
The United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) President, Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, has called on the United Nations(UN) to intervene in human rights violations in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan.
Kashmiri who made the call at the 54th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, said the UN should intervene on issues of fundamental human rights, political rights, social rights and cultural rights among others.
“I on behalf of our organisation request the United Nations to take note of these violations taking place in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan,” Kashmiri said.
“Our organisation has been constantly advocating to draw the attention of this august council that the state parties under various international conventions and instruments are obliged to ensure Civil, Political, Economic Social and Cultural Right, including Right to Development under their administration and in peripheries which aren’t constitutional part of such countries,” he added.
Kashmiri stated that UKPNP has been demanding that Pakistan must end all such draconian laws that discriminate against the people of two regions based on ethnic and cultural identity.