Kashmir core issue between Pakistan, India: Sharif tells UK
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Kashmir is the core issue between India and Pakistan and its resolution will ensure peace in the region.
Sharif told the UK’s National Security Adviser, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and pursues the policy of maintaining friendly relationships with its neighbours, News International reported.
According to the Prime Minister, the Kashmir issue must be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions.
He called upon the international community to take note of the “human rights violations and atrocities committed by Indian forces” in Kashmir.
At least 93 persons have been killed and over 12,000 injured in more than three months’ violence between security forces and protesters in the Kashmir Valley.
Kashmir has been in grip of violence — worst since the 2010 unrest — after the July 8 killing of militant leader Burhan Wani in a gunfight with security forces.
The tension between the two neighbouring nations dipped to a new low after the September 18 attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri town of Kashmir, which left 19 soldiers martyred.
Appreciating Sharif’s policy of reaching out to neighbouring countries, the British NSA said such efforts would be encouraged.