Pakistan has urged Norway and Denmark to press India to remove curfew and other restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir and end the hardships faced by common people.
In a telephonic conversation on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Denmark Foreign Minister Jeppe Sebastian Kofod discussed the current situation in Occupied Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister briefed his Danish counterpart on India’s unilateral actions to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir and its demographic structure.
He apprised the Danish Foreign Minister of the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation, including severe shortages of basic necessities of life such as food and medicines, and complete communications blackout.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is always committed to resolving issues through peaceful means and Pakistan’s peace overtures and offers of dialogue had been rebuffed by India.
The Danish Foreign Minister said Denmark is following the situation with grave concern. He said Denmark fully supported the statements of the UN Secretary-General and the EU High Representative on the issue of Kashmir.
Jeppe Sebastian Kofod urged both India and Pakistan to enter into a dialogue and desist from any actions that could further escalate the situation. He underlined that any further deterioration in the situation could have devastating consequences.
The two leaders agreed to continue to work together for peace and stability in the region. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi also held a telephonic conversation with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide today to discuss the illegal actions by India in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister briefed his Norwegian counterpart on the unilateral steps taken by the Indian Government in order to consolidate its occupation of the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He added that the measures taken by India were against the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council on Jammu and Kashmir and international law. Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised the Norwegian Foreign Minister of the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in Occupied Kashmir, including severe shortages of basic necessities of life such as food and medicines.
He said the entire population of Jammu and Kashmir is under siege due to complete lockdown and curfew since 5 August 2019. The Foreign Minister urged Norway to play its role and impress upon India to ease the suffering of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Minister Soreide stated that Norway was concerned about the situation in Kashmir and added that they would urge both India and Pakistan to deescalate the situation and ease tensions. She underscored that it was important for both the countries to engage in dialogue to find a durable solution to the issue.