Sharif to ‘strongly raise’ Kashmir issue in UN General Assembly

Sharif to ‘strongly raise’ Kashmir issue in UN General Assembly

SRINAGAR: In the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan will strongly raise Kashmir dispute and recent “brutalities of Indian troops” committed in the Valley, Radio Pakistan reported.
According to the report, prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, chaired a high-level meeting in Islamabad to discuss matters pertaining to upcoming session of the UN General Assembly.
“The prime minister in his address to the UN General Assembly will strongly raise the issue of Kashmir dispute and recent brutalities of Indian troops in the held valley,” the radio report said.
The relation of India and Pakistan has deteriorated since the ongoing uprising began in Kashmir on July 8.
Pakistan has been supporting the uprising and opposing India’s use of excessive on Kashmiri protesters demanding right to self determination.
The country formally invited India for dialogue to settle the Kashmir issue, but the latter refused to engage in negotiations, stating that Kashmir was its internal matter.
The rise in tensions has caused concern among the international players, with the USA asking both the countries to deescalate the tensions and not to get involved in ‘some incident’.
Meanwhile, prime minister of Pakistan-administered Raja Farooq Haider has once again appealed the international community to take serious notice of “Indian state terrorism” in Kashmir.
Talking to Australian High Commissioner Margret Admson in Muzaffarabad on Saturday, he, as per a Radio Pakistan report, urged the peace-loving nations of the world to play their effective role in granting Kashmiris their internationally recognised right to self-determination.
Speaking on the occasion, Australian High Commissioner said that human rights violations in Kashmir should be stopped and India should settle the issue through dialogue, the report said.
She said that Australia would also play its role fair treatment with Pakistan regarding membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group.

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