Munir Akram, Pakistan’s Special Representative to the United Nations (UN) on Monday said that Kashmir is undergoing severe economic crisis due to the Indian military siege.
According to the details, in a statement today, Munir Akram said that in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), the locals have suffered a massive economic loss of over 5billion dollars since military siege imposed on August 5, 2019.
He said that Kashmiris had orchards of apples but they could not send out the products to buyers. Pakistan’s Special Representative said that Kashmir has become criminally trapped in the current situation. He added that there has been a continued presence of a large number of Indian military forces making it almost impossible for Kashmiris to go about daily life without the threat of harassment or checks.
Munir Akram, earlier while referring to India, said one country has waged 20 wars since independence and fomented terrorism and instability across the region, especially in Pakistan.
“We have clear and ample evidence of this state-sponsored terrorism,” the Pakistani envoy told the 193-member General Assembly.
Munir Akram said that “It stands in violation of UNSC resolutions in occupied Kashmir.”
He added that India had deployed 900,000 troops to quell the Kashmiri people’s legitimate freedom struggle. In addition to this, he said that the settlers from outside Jammu and Kashmir were being brought in to transform the region’s demography. “It threatens aggression against Pakistan and resorts to daily artillery and small arms fire targeting innocent civilians on our side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.