Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the issue of India's "excessive use of force" against civilians in Jammu and Kashmir during the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session, a statement from the prime minister's house said on Friday.

Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

Nawaz Sharif. Reuters

"The Prime Minister has expressed grave concern during today's meeting over India's use of excessive force in occupied Kashmir," said a spokesperson from the Prime Minister House, adding that the issue will be raised during the UNGA session.

The issue of India's treatment to Kashmiris was at the forefront of discussions held during the meeting on Friday for the upcoming UNGA session.

In the worst civilian violence in years to hit the Valley, at least 76 civilians have been killed and thousands more injured in clashes with security forces after the killing of a prominent militant commander Burhan Wani, in a military operation on 8 July.

Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed along with two other separatists during a gun battle with Indian government forces.

Updated Date: Sep 10, 2016 14:02 PM

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