New York: Adviser to PM on National Security & Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz , while calling for impartial investigation into ceasefire violations on LoC has said, Pakistan wants peaceful and equitable resolution of Kashmir issue.

He said this while addressing the meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir in New York.

Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue is based on UN Security Council resolutions which have not been implemented so far, he held.

Contrary to the promise made by UN for grant of right to self determination to people of Kashmir, India is persistently trying to suppress freedom movement of Kashmiris through brute state terrorism. Over 90,000 innocent Kashmiris have fallen victim to brutalities of Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir during the last two decades, he added.

Treason cases are being instituted against Kashmiris and they are being arrested for hoisting Pakistani flag in Indian held Kashmir, he underlined.

The adviser remarked that the Kashmiri leaders continue to remain in detention or have been put under house arrest. The people of Indian Occupied Kashmir, including women, are being arrested for hoisting the national flag of Pakistan. Framing treason charges for hoisting the Pakistani flag is legally untenable, since the Kashmiri people have never accepted the Indian occupation.

Referring to recent ban on beef sale in Kashmir, Sartaj Aziz said that India is attempting to change the demographic make-up of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by settling non-State, non-Muslim subjects in the territory.

“We are ready to hold talks with India at any level without any preconditions, he added. 

He stated that said ceasefire violations by India across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary have claimed many civilian lives, including women and children.

International community should impress upon India to refrain from Ceasefire violations, he added.

The Contact Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Jammu and Kashmir expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir and extended full support to their cause.