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UN resolution only way to resolve Kashmir issue: Pakistan

In a provocative statement, which is bound to further complicate any endeavour to revive the stalled India-Pakistan dialogue process, Islamabad on Sunday condemned what it termed as “the extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris.”

A statement posted on the Foreign Ministry website 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.”

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

Reiteration of the demand by Pakistan for implementation of the 1948 U.N. Resolution, which envisaged a series of steps to create a conducive environment for a plebiscite through which people of Jammu and Kashmir could decide on whether or not they want to be part of India or Pakistan, is bound to annoy India.

Since the signing of the 1972 Simla Agreement, India has contended that the U.N. Resolution has become redundant as both sides had agreed to resolve the Kashmir issue through mutual negotiations.

“Pakistan reiterates that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute is only possible through the realisation of the right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir, as per UNSC resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under U.N. auspices”, the Pakistan Foreign Office said.

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