Pakistan urges UN to get Kashmiri prisoners released

Islamabad, May 08, 2021 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram in a letter to the Secretary General Antonio Guterres has conveyed deep concern of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the recent demise of a senior APHC leader and Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in the Indian custody.

In a series of tweets, Munir Akram said being a leading political figure from Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Ashraf Sehrai, spent his life struggling for the legitimate right of self-determination of Kashmiris and suffered persecution at the hands of Indian occupational forces. He said in view of the prevailing COVID-19 crises in India, and deteriorating humanitarian situation in IIOJK, Pakistan urges the United Nations to ask the Government of India to immediately release all illegally detained Kashmiri prisoners.

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