Kashmir: US calls for talks; India hits back at Pakistan at UN

Kashmir: US calls for talks; India hits back at Pakistan at UN

Kashmir: US calls for talks; India hits back at Pakistan at UN

Bambawale responded that the crisis in Kashmir was India's internal matter and that Pakistan had no locus standi, Swarup today said.

"Earlier, on the directions of the PM foreign office called Indian high commissioner to the foreign office and conveyed strong concerns of Pakistani government and people on rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in Kashmir and increasing oppression by Indian security forces", the statement read. The spokesman said Pakistan wanted to resolve all the outstanding issues, including Kashmir, through talks with India as war is not a solution to any issue.

New Delhi-based English newspaper Hindustan Times quoted Kashmir's heath administrator, Saleem Ur Rehman, saying about 50 ambulances were damaged as they ferried injured people to hospitals.

Akbaruddin further said, "Pakistan is the same country whose track record has failed to convince the worldwide community on giving membership of the Human Rights Council in this very Session of the UNGA".

"It is the duty of every family in the Kashmir valley to see that their teenagers do not indulge in disturbing the situation which might result in loss of life and damage to property", Jammu and Kashmir BJP said in a statement here.

On Thursday the PPP chief phoned moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and said India should stop killing Kashmiris.

A range of lawmakers, analysts, and diplomats called Pakistan a terrorist entity, said it should be denied foreign aid, and proposed that its leaders, including its military generals, be sanctioned and stopped from traveling to the United States for consistently cheating the world community on terrorism. Some US Congressmen and witnesses also suggested declaring Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism and imposing economic sanctions if Islamabad did not eliminate the alleged terrorist safe havens on its territory what would be a shot in the arm for India. "Terrorism is terrorism and no amount of justification on the part of Pakistan is going to change that", he said. "We respect them as the only thing is that we should not fight with each other".

Meanwhile, in New York, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin slammed Pakistan's effort to internationalize the Kashmir issue.

Web Desk: At least 30 people have been reported dead as latest incidents of Indian violence in Kashmir enter seventh day following the killing of Burhan Wani-a young Kashmiri militant commander.

Burhan, 21-year-old poster boy of Hizbul Mujahideen, and two other militants were killed by security forces who moved into the village after specific information about their presence in a house. Indian government has long demanded Islamabad arrest Saeed.

He urged the United Nations to get its resolutions on Kashmir implemented.

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