End illegal and forceful occupation of PoK, India asks Pakistan at UN

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 November 2017, 07:07 AM
End illegal and forceful occupation of PoK, India asks Pakistan at UN
End illegal and forceful occupation of PoK, India asks Pakistan at UN

India on Monday asked Pakistan to end its illegal and forceful occupation in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) at its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in the United Nations.

India, in a statement, insisted Pakistan “to provide freedom to people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) by ending its illegal and forceful occupation and to stop torture, enforced disappearances and unlawful killing.”

India requested Pakistan “to end forced conversions and marriages of minorities, including Hindu, Sikh and Christian women, and prosecute all cases.”

New Delhi also pressed Pakistan to stop providing terrorists “safe heaven” on its soil.

Pakistan was also asked to fulfil international obligations under International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Vienna Convention on Consular Relation (VCCR).

The UPR was introduced by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2006 which involves the assessment of human rights records of each member country in Geneva.

First Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 06:49 AM
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