New UNMOGIP chief asked for honest reportage from Kashmir
Srinagar, July 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, on the appointment of Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi as the new Chief Military Observer and head of the United Nations Military Observer Groups in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), Hurriyet leaders have called upon the UN body to do an honest reportage from Kashmir.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview in Srinagar deplored that the UNMOGIP office did not take notice of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. “The UN office here does not report the reality,” he added.
“Had they reported the truth, the United Nations would have taken note of the atrocities committed on people of Kashmir,” the octogenarian leader Gilani. He maintained that the United Nations had a role to play in realization of the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.
He said that the UN Security Council had passed several resolutions on Kashmir and it was time for the International Body to implement them in letter and spirit. The United Nations, during the course of its engagement with Kashmir between 1948 and 1971, passed 23 resolutions aimed at mediation and resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, with the appointment of new UNMOGIP chief, hoped that the UN body would honestly report whatever was happening in Kashmir back to the UN headquarters in New York.
During the last two years, Malik added, whenever he tried to present a memorandum about the human rights violation and political situation in Kashmir to the UNMOGIP office at Sonawar, he was mostly detained or placed under house arrest.
Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, said that the United Nations needed to play a role in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which was one of the oldest conflicts in the world. “If they could conduct a referendum in East Timor, why not in Kashmir?” he questioned.
Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana is the new Chief Military Observer and head of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
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