India sabotaging peace, UN resolution on Kashmir: Maleeha Lodhi

WASHINGTON, Aug 09 (INP): Pakistan’s permanent representative to UN Maleeha Lodhi on Friday said that India is sabotaging peace and resolution of United Nations on Kashmir.

In an interview with private news channel, the representative said Pakistan wants permanent and peaceful solution of Kashmir. “Pakistan has principled stand on disputed territory of Kashmir, and victory would be of the truth,” she told.

Lodhi further said, “We are appraising the world about the unconstitutional and unlawful act committed by India for Jammu and Kashmir.”

Earlier, Maleeha Lodhi held separate meetings with Chef de Cabinet to UN Secretary General, Maria Louisa Ribeiro Viotti and President of UN Security Council Joanna Wronecka to discuss escalating unrest in the Kashmir.

The meetings are being held following Indian government’s move of ending occupied Kashmir’s special status by repealing Articles 370 and 35A.

The announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah during his address in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament.

Shah said, “Kashmir will no longer be a state. It will be divided into two union territories – Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.” He also told that the valley would be re-organized geographically.

The revocation of the articles has allowed other non-Muslim Indian citizens to buy land in the valley while a separate legislative assembly will be established there for its own laws.