Qureshi briefs ICG president on IOK situation


Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is in New York to attend the 74th UN General Assembly session, met President International Crisis Group (ICG), and expressed his deep concern over the grave situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) since Modi-led government revoked its special status on August 5.

According to a statement by the Foreign Office, Qureshi expressed his concern at the prevailing humanitarian situation in IOK and “underscored the need for the international community to step-in to fulfill its moral and political responsibility towards the Kashmiris.”

New Delhi has imposed severe restrictions including curfew and communication blockade to head off the protests in the Muslim-majority region.

He added that non-resolution of the Kashmir dispute posed serious threat to peace and security of South Asia.

“Indian political leadership was resorting to jingoistic and irresponsible statements that could escalate tensions in the region,” he said.

FM Qureshi emphasised that there could be no peace in South Asia as long as Kashmir dispute remained unresolved and encouraged the ICG to work towards conflict prevention and restraint in South Asia.

Other issues pertaining to peace and security in South Asia also came under discussion, the statement concluded.

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