In 47-member UNHRC, Pakistan PM claims support of 58

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Thursday, claimed that 58 countries joined them in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by the Government of India on August 5. Interestingly, the UNHRC has only 47 members, not 58.

“I commend the 58 countries that joined Pakistan in the Human Rights Council on September 10, reinforcing demands of the international community for India to stop the use of force, lift siege, remove other restrictions, respect and protect Kashmiris’ rights and resolve Kashmir dispute through UNSC resolutions”, PM Imran Khan tweeted.

In another tweet Pak PM said, “I welcome the EU’s call in the Human Rights Council for a peaceful solution of the Kashmir dispute in line with UNSC resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements.”

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Reacting to the statement, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “You have to understand, there are 47 members, including India and Pakistan, they are claiming 58.”
Currently, the 42nd session of Union Nation Human Rights Council is underway in Geneva. Pakistan is trying to bring about a resolution against India’s decision of revoking Article 370, but has failed so far due to lack of support.

-PTC News