Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it has written to the Arab League highlighting “horrific” Indian brutalities in Kashmir and asked its member countries to intervene.
Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in a letter to the Secretary-General of Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said the current unrest in the Valley was a “manifestation of continued and long-held alienation” of the Kashmiris, the Foreign Office (FO) said.
“The Advisor underscored that India has unleashed a reign of terror against the innocent and defenceless civilians since the extra-judicial killing of a young Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani,” the FO said.
The Advisor also emphasised that the current situation in Kashmir is the result of the continued denial by India of the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris that was promised to them by the United Nations Security Council in the relevant resolutions.
Aziz also said the spontaneous and massive uprising is a manifestation that the Kashmir struggle is totally indigenous which cannot be equated with terrorism.
The Arab League countries were also urged to call upon India to immediately stop the “bloodshed and massacre” in Kashmir and implement the pending UNSC resolutions.
The letter is the latest attempt by Pakistan to involve the international community in the Kashmir issues. Earlier, Pakistan also wrote to the UN about the situation in Kashmir.