Pak calls for plebiscite in Kashmir

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Islamabad: Pakistan has strongly condemned the deaths in the Kashmir violence, and claimed that solving the Kashmir dispute is only possible through an impartial plebiscite with United Nations support.

The statement released by Office of the Spokesperson on Sunday said the ‘extrajudicial killing’ of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other ‘innocent Kashmiris’ is deplorable and condemnable.

“Pakistan reiterates that the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible by the realisation of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the UNSC resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices,” the statement said.

“Such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and can not deter the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand for the realisation of the right to self determination,” it said.

Islamabad also expressed its concern over the detention of Kashmiri militants and called upon New Delhi to ‘fulfil the human rights obligations’ as per United Nations requirements.

“Pakistan also has serious concerns over the detention of Kashmiri leadership in Indian Occupied Kashmir and calls upon the Indian government to fulfill its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” the statement said.

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