Bhim Singh’s rejoinder to Pakistan’s envoy to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Prof.Bhim Singh, Executive Chairman, Indian Human Rights Council has expressed deep shock on the failure of Indian representative at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this morning to slap a befitting reply to Pakistan’s Law Minister, Zahid Hamid who repeated the old slangs of Pakistan to accuse India without any substance. Prof.Bhim Singh an expert on Jammu and Kashmir Affairs and graduate in Law from London University reminded Pakistan that it were Pakistan in 1948 who failed to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. He reminded Pakistan that the United Nations Security Council on 13th January, 1948 had directed Pakistan to (1) vacate all occupied territories of J&K which formed part of the State of J&K under Maharaja Hari Singh in 1947. The Security Council (2) also directed all armed men (soldiers) from the State of J&K to the borders of Pakistan and further directed that Pakistan shall not remain on the occupied land of J&K.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that Shri Krishnamenon in 1957 had brought entire material on regard on the aggression by Pakistan on the State of J&K yet Pakistan defied the resolution of the Security Council and instead grossly occupied several strategical important area of J&K. After 13th January, 1948 when resolution was passed with direction to the Pakistan to vacate all occupied areas of J&K, Pakistan invaded Gilgit in the month of July, 1948 and captured entire Gilgit region of J&K comprising of nearly 33000 sq. miles of territory. Pakistan instead of vacating the occupied areas of J&K as directed by the United Nations on 13th January, 1948 occupied Gilgit and even arrested Brig. Ghansara Singh, the sitting Governor of Gilgit and in 2009 annexed entire Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan in total violation of UN Resolution.

          Prof.Bhim Singh expressed shock on the silence of the Indian representative in the United Nations to denounce Pakistani aggression vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated the UN Resolutions by not vacating entire J&K. Pakistan has committed another aggression and defied UN Resolution by committing aggression against Gilgit. Pakistan has committed another blunder by annexing the entire (35,000 sq. miles) territory of Gilgit-Baltistan in 2009. Prof.Bhim Singh reminded the world community that Pakistan in 1963 leased out Karakoram Highway (Indian territory) to China in utter violation of the United Nations resolutions and thus has committed grave violation in International Law.

          Prof.Bhim Singh an expert in the Affairs of J&K and the resolutions of the United Nations charged Pakistan for violating International Law and territorial integrity as Jammu and Kashmir was acceded by its ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh to the Union of India on 26th October, 1947. Pakistan committed aggression against J&K and later against Gilgit after the Maharaja of J&K had signed the Instrument of Accession on 26thOctober, 1947. Prof.Bhim Singh declared that he shall go to the United Nations as a representative from J&K to represent the case as it does exist today where Pakistan has no space except as an aggressor vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir.