US Concerned Over Kashmir Unrest


The United States has expressed concerns over the ongoing unrest in Kashmir and called on “all sides” to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to the issue.
“We encourage all sides to make efforts to find a peaceful solution to Kashmir unrest,” state department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters.
“We have obviously seen reports of the clashes between protesters and Indian forces in Kashmir. And we’re, of course, concerned by the violence, as you might expect we would be,” he said.
Kirby said the US was in close touch with the Indian government over the issue.
“But we’re obviously concerned by the violence and we want to see the tensions de-escalated,” Kirby said.

CJM issues non-bailable warrant against SSP Srinagar
The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Srinagar on Saturday ordered issuance of non-bailable warrant against Senior Superintendent of Police for not obeying court order in which he was directed to lodge FIR against a DSP-rank police officer for allegedly killing a  youth  in Tengpora area in Batamaloo Srinagar.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (Srinagar), Masarat Shaheen in the order issued a non-bailable warrant against SSP Srinagar
He directed DIG Central Kashmir to execute the order. CJM also rejected the application on behalf of SSP Srinagar seeking exemption from the personal appearance.

2 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Kupwara:Army
Two Soldiers and two militants were killed on saturday in a gunfight in Nowgam sector along LOC in Kupwara district.
According to army official, troopers intercepted militants while infiltrating and in the ensuing gunfight two militants and two soldiers were killed.

Kashmir Unrest: Pakistan Bar associations present memorandum to UN office 
The Supreme Court Bar Association and other bar associations of Pakistan on Friday presented a memorandum to the United Nations Office in Islamabad asking the UN Security Council (UNSC) to restrain the Indian government, by passing a resolution, from using fatal weapons against Kashmiris.
According to Dwan, “The memorandum on protecting the human rights of the people of the India occupied Kashmir from inhuman, illegal, brutal, barbaric and criminal acts by Indian security forces was meant to draw the attention of Vitlorio Cammarota, Director of the UN office in Islamabad, towards the plight of the people in India-held Kashmir”
Recalling the use of pellet guns, pepper gas and other dangerous weapons by Indian forces against Kashmiris participating in a funeral during which 60 people were killed and more than 5,000 injured, the memorandum appealed to the UNSC to make India comply with the resolutions of the UN on the dispute of Kashmir.
In the present situation, the memorandum said, the silence on the part of the UNSC and other international institutions amounted to criminal negligence.




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