September 18, 2019

IHK issue raised at Maldives summit amid Indian uproar

ISLAMABAD: Amid the uproar of the Indian delegation, the Vice President of the National Assembly, Qasim Khan Suri, on Sunday to the participants of the Conference of Speakers of South Asia on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malé, Maldives, of the atrocities of India against the people of Kashmir occupied by the Indians.

Speakers and parliamentarians from the countries of South Asia participate in the two-day summit that discussed the status of implementation of the SDGs in South Asia and would suggest the way forward to their countries in that regard, said a message received here on Sunday.

Suri told the summit that the entire Kashmir valley had become a heavily militarized area and that people were prevented from fulfilling their religious obligations, and that the media had disconnected.

The attached speaker urged the countries of South Asia to support cashmere for their right to self-determination under the auspices of the United Nations.

He said that the international community should raise the Kashmir problem at a controlled level by pressing on India for resolution in accordance with UN resolutions and the aspiration of the Kashmir people. He reiterated Pakistan’s position of moral and diplomatic support for cashmere, saying that India’s attitude towards the Kashmir problem was putting the peace and development of South Asia at stake.

The Indian delegation headed by spokesman Lok Sabha protested and tried to interrupt the speech of the vice president, however, his attempt was not heard and Suri answered his speech and reported the conference on the worst situation in Kashmir.

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