Pakistan to 'forcefully' highlight the Kashmir issue in UN General Assembly
Pakistan is to 'forcefully' present its stance on India's 'state terrorism' in Jammu and Kashmir at the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Office said on Thursday
Islamabad: Pakistan is to "forcefully" present its stance on India's "state terrorism" in Jammu and Kashmir at the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.
"Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is going to take this issue very forcefully at the UN platform," Nafees Zakaria, Foreign Office spokesman, said in his weekly press briefing.
Zakaria said Pakistan has always raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the annual UNGA session and mentioned Sharif's speech at last year's session "where he strongly highlighted the internationally recognized dispute".
He said most UN Security Council members had "already been taken on board on the continued human rights violations" in Kashmir Valley.
At least 65 people, including children, have been killed in Kashmir Valley battling the worst outbreak of unrest in many years.
The latest round of violence in Kashmir, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan, was triggered on 9 July, a day after Burhan Wani, a popular young commander of Kashmir's largest pro-Pakistan group, Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed.
The total number of employees dismissed from government services in Jammu and Kashmir in the past six months has gone up to 27 now
An estimated 5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits migrated from Valley after the rise of armed militancy and are living in different parts of India with a majority of them settled in the Hindu majority Jammu region
Slew of attacks in J&K points to Pakistan increasing infiltration attempts since Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
Indian and Pakistani troops in February reasserted their commitment to uphold the ceasefire agreement and hold fire along the LoC, which was welcomed by both the separatist and mainstream leaders