Pak asks world to take notice of HR violations in Kashmir

June 29th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, June 29 (ANI): Pakistan has criticised India for the continued protests being staged by local residents in the Kashmir valley which has resulted in violent clashes between security forces and protestors.

At least eight people have died in the last two-weeks in violent clashes with the security forces.

Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit said that Pakistan is concerned over the gross violation of human rights by the Indian security forces in the Kashmir valley.

“We are concerned at the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” The Daily Times quoted Basit, as saying.

Basit also urged the international community to take notice of the issue.

On Monday, two more youths were killed in separate incidents in Baramulla and Sopore Districts.

Both persons were killed as security forces opened fire to disperse an angry mob, which pelted stones on a police party.

Sopore continues to remain tense for the fourth day after the administration imposed a curfew on Friday following the death of two youths in police firing.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani has called for a shutdown in the valley till Wednesday.

The authorities have imposed undeclared curfew in old city of Srinagar fearing protests from separatists. (ANI)

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