Washington wants dialogue between India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir unrest

Washington: The US has said that it wants dialogue between India and Pakistan for resolving the Kashmir issue, amid a war of words between the two countries over the the unrest in the Valley after the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.

Kashmir has seen violent protests since one week. Representational image. AP

Kashmir has seen violent protests since one week. Representational image. AP

"We want to see dialogue between India and Pakistan on how to resolve the conflict in Kashmir, and our policy hasn't changed," state department's deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference.

Toner was responding to a question on protests in Kashmir after the killing of Wani in an encounter by security forces last week.

Pakistan has deplored "excessive" force against civilians in the latest wave of violence in the Valley while expressing
"deep shock" over the killing of Wani. India has asked Pakistan to refrain from interfering in its internal affairs.

Pakistan had also summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale and conveyed its "serious concerns over the recent killings" of Wani and civilians in Kashmir "by the Indian military and paramilitary forces."

Updated Date: Jul 14, 2016 11:49 AM

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