Pakistan calls Burhan’s killing “extrajudicial”, demands plebiscite

Islamabad: Alleging human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday demanded “a fair and impartial” plebiscite to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

The Foreign Ministry said the “extrajudicial killing” of Hizbul Muajahideen leader Burhan Wani “and scores of other innocent Kashmiris” violated the fundamental human rights of Kashmiris.

It said a resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was only possible by the “realisation of the right to self determination of the people, as per UN resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite”.

The statement followed the Friday killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, which triggered widespread clashes between government  forces and pro-buchan demonstrators leaving at least 17 people dead.