Take note of `rights violations` in J-K: Pak to global comm

Pakistan again sought to raise the tempers on the matter asking the international community to take notice of "gross human rights violations" in the Valley and pressurise India to put an end to the "repression" there.

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 17:17 PM IST

Islamabad: Days after raking up the Kashmir
issue at the UN, Pakistan again sought to raise the tempers on
the matter today asking the international community to take
notice of "gross human rights violations" in the Valley and
pressurise India to put an end to the "repression" there.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani reiterated his
government`s resolve to continue extending "moral, diplomatic
and political support" to the Kashmiri people in their
struggle for self-determination.

Gilani made the remarks during a meeting with Jamiat
Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who is also
chairman of the special parliamentary committee on Kashmir.

The premier urged the international community to
"take notice of gross human rights violations in Indian-held
Kashmir" and to "pressurise India to put an end to the
repression of the Kashmiri people", said a statement issued by
Gilani`s office.

Durable peace and stability in South Asia is linked
to the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in line with
UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, Gilani
said.

Gilani`s comments come days after Pakistan Foreign
Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi raked up the issue at the United
Nations General Assembly and harped on giving the people there
the right to "self-determination" through "plebiscite" and
accused Indian security forces of "brutality".

Rehman apprised Gilani about the parliamentary
committee`s meeting with leaders of the All Parties Hurriyat
Conference yesterday.

He said the Hurriyat leaders briefed the panel about
the "indigenous and people-led character of the recent
uprising against the atrocities of the Indian security
forces".

He said the parliamentary committee had assured the
Hurriyat delegation of Pakistan`s "complete support and
solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their just cause".

Rehman briefed the Prime Minister about several
proposals and recommendations to "highlight the human rights
violations in occupied Kashmir at various international
forums" before US President Barack Obama`s upcoming visit to
India.

PTI