Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi says the UN Security Council has an obligation to resolve the decades-old Kashmir problem by implementing its own resolutions that pledged the right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people to decide their destiny.

In an interview with Al-Arabiya Television, she said the whole world subscribes to the principle of self-determination and why should it be denied to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and, what we ask, are they denied because they are Muslims.

Lodhi urged the international community that it should respond to the fast deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir because it poses a danger to peace and security of south Asian region.

She said that Pakistan believes it also endangered international peace, and that the 15-member council should live up to its responsibility.

She called India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status as illegal and illegitimate.