Pakistan condemns Burhan's 'extrajudicial killing', says only way to solve Kashmir dispute is via plebiscite

Pakistan condemns Burhan's 'extrajudicial killing', says only way to solve Kashmir dispute is via plebiscite

Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian police in Srinagar on July 10, 2016. (AFP)

Islamabad | Jul 11, 2016, 10.24 AM (IST)

Pakistan has strongly condemned the continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in Indian Kashmir and said that solving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible through an impartial plebiscite with the United Nation's (UN) support. 

The statement comes as the Indian security forces shot dead Hizbul Mujahideen's 22-year-old leader Burhan Muzzafar Wani, along with two of his accomplices in Kokernag area, earlier on Friday.

The statement released by the foreign ministry said the extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable.

"Pakistan reiterates that the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible by the realisation of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the UNSC resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices," the statement 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," it said.

Islamabad also expressed its concern over the detention of Kashmiri leadership and called upon New Delhi to fulfill the human rights obligations as per the United Nation.

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

The Kashmir valley has been on the boil as widespread protests were carried out over Wani`s killing with many separatists calling for a shutdown. 

(ANI) 
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