Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations, has said that without resolving the Kashmir dispute, the decolonization agenda of the United Nations would remain incomplete. While addressing the Special Political and Decolonization Committee of United Nations’ General Assembly, Maleeha Lodhi said that UN Security Council has failed in last six decades to implement the resolutions to let people of Kashmir decide about their destiny on their own. She regarded that fact as the most prominent failure of United Nations.
Maleeha Lodhi while addressing General Assembly’s Special Political and Decolonization Committee brought Indian state terrorism into limelight as well. She said that generations after generations in Kashmir have only seen broken promises, international community’s faded concern and horrible oppression. People of Kashmir have made their voices louder against Indian occupation and their freedom movement will now keep on getting stronger and stronger. Ambassador Lodhi quoted that the ongoing indigenous uprising is a result of constant denial of Kashmiri’s right of self-determination and this has been met one more time with Indian brutality.
The Pakistani envoy highlighted the Indian brutality once again and told the committee that in last 90 days, hundreds of Kashmiris have been killed and thousands have got injured by the bullets and pellets of Indian Armed Forces. Maleeha Lodhi said that Jammu and Kashmir can never ever be an integral part of India as it is a disputed territory and its final status has yet to be determined as per several resolutions of UN Security Council. She stated that the right of Kashmiri people to self-determination has been acknowledged and promised to them by the UN Security Council.