Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Thursday telephoned United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to express his “deep shock and concern” at the grave human rights violations committed by Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir, a statement issued by his office said.
The premier during the conversation “underscored [the] UN’s role to end these violations”, the statement added.
Imran Khan is in deep shock and concern’ over the recent killings in Kashmir.
Khan’s call to the UN chief comes days after he strongly condemned the killings of innocent civilians at the hands of Indian security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama area.
“Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future,” the prime minister had said in a tweet, vowing that his government will raise the issue of Indian’s human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and demand that the UN Security Council “fulfil its J&K plebiscite commitment”.
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At least seven civilians were killed and over three dozen injured when Indian forces fired at protesters in Pulwama over the weekend. Residents had accused troops of directly spraying gunfire into the crowds.
At least seven civilians were killed and over three dozen injured when Indian forces fired at protesters in Pulwama over the weekend.
Saturday’s shooting ignited fresh anger across the region that has witnessed its bloodiest year since 2009 and increasingly violent public opposition to Indian rule.
Popular support for the Kashmiris fighting for independence or a merger with Pakistan has grown in recent years and villagers, sometimes in their thousands, swarm the sites of gun battles with government forces to assist fighters.
The weekend violence also saw three fighters and an Indian soldier killed in a shootout.