Posted On October 5, 2016 By In World And 192 Views

‘Evidence’ given to US on ‘human rights violations’ in Kashmir

Islamabad : Pakistan has given evidence of “human rights violations” in Kashmir to the US, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. Pakistan’s ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani on Monday gave evidence of “human rights violations in Kashmir” to US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Olson, the Foreign Office said in a statement here. Jilani submitted a dossier containing evidence of Indian “atrocities” in Kashmir to Olson and called for the US to take action against “the human rights abuse” by Indian forces in the Kashmir Valley, Geo News reported. He urged the US to exercise its powers as a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council to put an end to the “atrocities”. Jilani said Kashmiri people should be afforded their right to self-determination and further called on the international community to send human rights organisations to Kashmir to monitor the situation there.Recalling Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement that Kashmiris and Pakistanis were inseparable, Jilani reiterated that “Islamabad would continue to extend all possible moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir for realisation of their right to self-determination”.
Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Naseeer Khan Janjua on Tuesday briefed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other officials on the status of implementation of the National Action Plan for combating terrorism and the situation along the border with India. The provincial Chief Ministers and top government officials also attended
the meetings, chaired by the Premier. In the NAP meeting, the participants agreed that collective efforts at the national level were needed to consolidate the gains made so far in the fight against terrorism. It was agreed that there is a need to further improve collection, collation, analysis and use of intelligence input to defeat terrorism in the country, Dawn online reported. Sharif claimed there had been a significant improvement in security in Pakistan. “We are fighting a war on terrorism
and our fight against violent extremism as a national policy imperative,” he said. According to media reports here, the focus of the meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) later was the situation along the Line of Control and Indian “atrocities” in Kashmir. The meeting comes a day after political leaders during an ‘All
Parties Conference’ resolved to raise the Kashmir issue at various international fora and said they stood united against Indian “aggression and violation of human rights” in Kashmir.Earlier on Monday, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif appraised the Prime Minister of the situation along the border with India. General Sharif met the Premier to discuss progress on various aspects of the anti-terror plan, the report said.

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