NEW YORK: At the United Nations, Pakistan has emphasized to find effective ways to protect children in conflict zones and occupied territories, including Kashmir.
Speaking in the UN Security Council, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi denounced the rampant violations and abuses of international law affecting children, saying this disturbing trend shows no sign of abating.
Ambassador Lodhi, who was participating in a debate on ‘Children and Armed Conflict’, said that children are often at the heart of conflict and in consequence directly targeted, with their homes and schools destroyed and food and water supplies deliberately cut off.
She said under foreign occupation, Children are subjected to arbitrary arrests, detention and torture. She said this evident from mass blinding through the use of pellet guns by occupation forces in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.