Pakistan asked for help from the United States to decrease the tension with India.
After mutual consultation between the Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood and US Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador David Hale, a call was made. During the meeting, Foreign Minister under the U.S. Mr. Mahmood said,
“It was imperative to take steps to prevent escalation of tensions and to fecilate peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.”
In addition to this, he said,
“India’s continuing millitary siege in IIOJK and its aggressive posturing against Pakistan pose a threat to peace and security.”
Furthermore, he said that India in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) had been violating human rights. They also aimed to change the demographic structure of the captured area. He further mentioned the ceasefire violation of Line Of Control (LoC). Both secretaries also discussed the Afghan peace process in the meeting. The Foreign Office released a statement,
“The foreign secretary reaffirmed Pakitan’s steadfast support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process and expressed the hope that the Afghan parties would seize their historic opportunity and secure an inclusive and comprehensive political solution through Intra Afghan negotiation”.
Pakistan-India Dispute Over IOJK
Since last year, the infringement of human rights has increased tremendously in Kashmir. The dispute began post-partition in 1947 and has been ongoing ever since.
This matter continues to remain unsolved, Pakistan blames India for the strike, and vice versa, they blame us.
Several are entrapped in their hometowns in IIOJK. A lady named Anila emigrated to IIOJK with her children but she left a daughter behind in Pakistan. Her husband resided in Kashmir but due to the increasing racism in IIOJK, he shifted to Pakitan for a more peaceful life. Unfortunately, the Indian government snatched Anila and her families passports.
Ansar Burney, a human rights activist is in contact with several such families for the past 2 years. Hence, he wrote a letter to the UN Secretary-General. Anila is devastated, she says:
“I cannot even speak to her (Anila’s daughter) over the phone. In the rare instance that I do, she cries and asks me, ‘When are you coming home? when are you coming home?’.”
Whereas, according to the report released by the US Institute of Peace:
“New Delhi will increasingly find it hard to manage its narative about constitutional and political changes ushering in peace to Kashmir. Most indicators of violence in Kashmir have been on the rise sice the August 2019 decision.”