Resolution passed against Indian ceasefire violations

Senate panel demands of UN to appoint Special Commission to investigate the breaches

Our Correspondent ​ October 16, 2019
Senate panel demands of UN to appoint Special Commission to investigate the breaches. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Kashmir Affair and Gilgit-Baltistan on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution, which demanded of the United Nations Security Council to appoint Special Commission for investigating ceasefire violations by Indian forces at Line of Control (LoC).

The resolution was moved by Senator Rehman Malik during the meeting chaired by Senator Sajid Mir at the Parliament House Islamabad.

Malik said the occupation forces were violating the agreement, which was signed on July 27, 1949 both by India and Pakistan under the United Nations regarding the establishment of ceasefire line in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The senator also said: “The Indian forces along the LoC and working boundary were targeting civilian population with artillery fire and automatic weapons, which is highly condemnable and sheer violation of international human rights and the UN laws.”

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In resolution also demanded of the government to request the UN Security Council to increase the strength of military observers across the LoC and file a claim of damages in terms of lives and properties in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against India.

He also said, in this regard, he is writing a letter to Foreign Minster Shah Mehmood Qureshi with suggestions.

Malik read the resolution, which was appreciated by the member senators and was unanimously passed.

The committee condemned the continuous ceasefire violations by the occupation forces at the LoC, which was a violation of agreement between India and Pakistan supervised by the UN Commission for India and Pakistan to establish ceasefire at the LoC.

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