Pakistan warns of ‘genocide’ in Kashmir, sees no talks with India

Pakistan's foreign minister told the UN that India's actions in Kashmir raise the prospect of genocide. (File photo: AFP)

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday that India’s “illegal military occupation” of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the specter of “genocide.”

India revoked the autonomy of the disputed region, home to 8 million people and a flashpoint for the nuclear-armed neighbors, on Aug. 5.

Qureshi, speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations rights forum in Geneva, said that he saw “no possibility of a bilateral engagement with India” and called for the UN Security Council to act.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56