Sri Lanka offers to mediate between Pakistan and India

Sri Lanka has offered to mediate and facilitate dialogue between Pakistan and India to re-activate the SAARC forum.

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka said that the Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on President Maithripala Sirisena to apprise him about the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

During the meeting, the High Commissioner briefed the President about India’s illegal and unilateral actions seeking to alter the disputed status of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its demographic structure by revoking Article 370 and 35A.

He also apprised the President of the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under total lockdown and curfew since 5th August 2019.

He added that these steps were in contravention of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and the International Law.

The President acknowledged that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and expressed his desire that this dispute should be resolved according to wishes of Kashmiris under UN Resolutions, the High Commission of Pakistan said..

He also offered Sri Lanka’s mediation and facilitation of dialogue between Pakistan and India to re-activate the SAARC forum.

He further said that resolution of Kashmir issue is essential for permanent peace and stability in the region.


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