Pakistan violating UN resolutions on J and K, say Kashmiri activists at UNHRC

Kashmiri activists have strongly criticized Pakistan for violating UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir by plundering natural resources and carrying out human rights violations in the erstwhile princely state. Speaking during the 39th Session of the UN Rights Council, Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, the exiled Chairman of United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) said, "Pakistan is violating UN resolutions on Jammu Kashmir and constructing dams in disputed areas of so-called Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan has diverted Neelum River for Hydropower Project, which is depriving people of Muzaffarabad from their water lifeline". Jamil Maqsood, former foreign spokesperson of United Kashmir People's National Party said in his intervention that the areas under Pakistani occupation have no freedom of expression and judiciary is lacking independence. He said the misuse of anti-terrorism act in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan is causing worst human rights issues. Junaid Qureshi, Director, European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) and social activist, said the UN report on Kashmir has no mention about Pakistan sponsored terrorist camps, "The High Commissioner seems not to be sensitive to history that ancient, but surely he must know what happened in Jammu and Kashmir 30 years ago, when Pakistan fomented its proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir by creating, funding and training terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taibah, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jais-e-Mohammed".