We need action, don’t just words on settlement of Kashmir issue, Pakistan tells UN

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NEW YORK: With the view to deal with lockdown situation in occupied Kashmir and to implement Security Council resolutions , the Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations has urged the world body to take practical steps.

Referring to the UN secretary general and other officials’ statements for a settlement of Kashmir issue,  Maleeha Lodhi said that we need action and don’t just words.

She, in an interview with Consortium News, said that over eight million Kashmiris had been suffering at the hands of Indian forces since Aug 5.

Meanwhile, jails in the occupied Kashmir have ran out of capacity and now thousands of people detained without charges by Indian forces are being shifted via planes to other parts of the country.

Over 10,000 innocent people have been arrested by Indian forces over fears of unrest following the complete lockdown imposed in the valley on Aug 5.

India had abrogated Article 370 on August 5 withdrawing special status given to occupied Kashmir.

A local magistrate said last week that over 4,000 people had been arrested under the controversial Public Safety Act.