Warning of ‘bloodbath’, Imran urges UN to give Kashmiris their right to self-determination

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday warning of a “bloodbath” the in Indian held Kashmir, demanded immediate lifting of the “inhuman” curfew and sought support of the world community in giving the Kashmiris their right to self determination.

“This is a test for the United Nations. You guaranteed the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir,” he reminded the gathering of world leaders here at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

An emotionally charged Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke far beyond his allotted time to apprise the world leaders of the persecution of innocent men, women and children in Kashmir at the hands of Indian occupational forces, who had illegally placed a population of eight million under detention, in utter disregard to the human rights.

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He pointed to the rapes of thousands of Kashmiri women at the hands of Indian army troops, as pointed out in the two UN reports, the deaths of 100,000 Kashmiris, the detention of the entire Kashmiri political leadership, the abusive use of pellet guns against unarmed civilians, blockade of communication links and deployment of 900,000 security personnel to quell the freedom movement.

Attired in a blue traditional Pakistani dress, Imran Khan said he was here at the UNGA at one of the most critical times his country was facing. He warned of the consequences if the world community failed to realise the gravity of the situation confronting the two nuclear armed countries.

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