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Baloch Activists Grill Pakistan as it Raises Kashmir Issue at UN

Baloch and Pashtun activists installed banners and shouted slogans outside the UNHRC venue.

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Baloch activists spoke up against the atrocities committed against the community as Pakistan attempted to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), reported ANI.

Baloch and Pashtun activists installed banners and shouted slogans outside the UNHRC venue.

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“Pakistan is not a civilised country and should be ashamed of talking about human rights for Kashmiris, especially with the kind of atrocities they have unleashed in Balochistan, Sindh and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir,”
Razzaq Baloch, organiser of The Baloch Movement

He called China Pakistan’s “partner-in-crime” while talking to NDTV.

"As long as Pakistan has its foot in our territory, Balochistan will never be at peace. Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Pakistan's Foreign Minister) will never reveal what atrocities are being committed by Pakistan there (in Balochistan). That is why we are here. Who will listen to our voices if we don't come out and speak," Nabi Bakhsh Balosh, of the Baloch National Movement (a US-based oragnisation) told ANI.

India at the UNHRC has asserted that Pakistan has no moral basis for talking about Kashmir and has rubbished claims of human rights violations and genocide in Kashmir, made by the Pakistani Foreign Minister.

Vimarsh Aryan, a senior official in the Foreign Ministry said that Pakistan realises that India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 created “obstacles in its continuing sponsorship of cross-border terrorism," according to NDTV.

(With inputs from NDTV and ANI)

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