Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi briefed President of the Security Council for July Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho, Ban’s Chief of staff and Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on the situation in Kashmir, saying fundamental human rights were being “blatantly violated” in the state. Reports said on Wednesday.
A statement issued by Pakistan’s mission to the UN said Lodhi also forwarded letters written by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council expressing “Pakistan’s serious concern at the alarming situation” in Kashmir and “drawing attention to the brutal killings of innocent civilians and grave violations of the fundamental human rights of the Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces.”
Lodhi also raised the killing of Burhan Wani in her meetings with the UN officials, calling it an “assassination of a Kashmiri youth leader”. “Dubbing the Kashmiris agitating for their right to self-determination as ‘terrorists’ was a travesty of truth and was further inflaming passions,” she said in the statement.
Lodhi had also tweeted that she “briefed the President of the Security Council on the situation” in Kashmir yesterday. In another tweet she said the letter written by Aziz to President of UN Security Council will be “circulated as an official document” of the UN.