Friday, November 25th, 2016

After India’s retaliation, an alarmed Pakistan moves UN

Narada Desk | November 25, 2016 1:09 pm Print
Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, alleged that the situation along the LoC posed a “grave threat to international peace and security.”

While the Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif warns India of not being able to forget when it conducts Surgical strike, Pakistan has asked the United Nations to act before the situation snowballed into a “full-fledged crisis.”

Reportedly, this comes after India retaliated heavily to killing of three jawans and the body of one of them being mutilated by terrorists in Macchal sector on the Line of Control on Tuesday.

This follows India’s strong retaliation a day after three jawans were killed and the body of one of them was mutilated by terrorists in Machhil sector on the LoC on Tuesday.  The Indian Army launched a massive fire assault on Pakistani posts in Kashmir and Pir Panchal Valleys on Wednesday morning and Pakistan said three soldiers and four civilians were killed in the Indian firing.

Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, met Jan Eliasson,Deputy UN Secretary General and Edmond Mulet,the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary General  and she alleged that the situation along the LoC posed a “grave threat to international peace and security.”

Lodhi, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN, in her meeting with the world body’s officials alleged that escalating tensions on the LoC “was a deliberate attempt” by India to “divert the attention of the international community from the gross human right violations being committed” by it in Kashmir.

She also alleged that the attack on an ambulance trying to evacuate the injured was a particularly “abhorrent act” and that was a breach of the most fundamental legal and humanitarian laws.

The UN Department of Peace Keeping Operations was separately asked to mobilise the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to effectively monitor the LoC and the Working Boundary as a step to help deescalate tensions between India and Pakistan, the statement said.

 

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