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Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussed the current situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir with his Netherlands counterpart Stef Blok in a telephonic conversation and highlighted India’s illegal and unilateral actions to alter the disputed status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He apprised the Dutch foreign minister of the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which had been under total lockdown and curfew since 5th August.
The foreign minister said India was resorting to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control resulting in casualties on the Pakistan side.
Qureshi urged the Netherlands to play its role and impress upon India to lift the curfew and ameliorate the hardships and suffering of the people in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Minister Blok stated that they were closely following the developments in Kashmir and emphasized upon the need to avoid further escalation of tensions.
He urged India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue to address and resolve outstanding issues.

Abdul Gh Lone