US expresses concern over human rights situation in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir

US expresses concern over human rights situation in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir

"We do have concerns about the human rights situation there (Pakistan Controlled Kashmir), have reported it for several years in our Human Rights report," state department deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. (Representative Image) Photograph: (Getty)

PTI Washington,United States Aug 24, 2016, 09.28 AM (IST)
Raising its concern over the human rights situation in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir, the United States has called for woking out differences with peace and through a valid political process.

"We do have concerns about the human rights situation there (Pakistan Controlled Kashmir), have reported it for several years in our Human Rights report," state department deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference on Tuesday.

"We are always urging all parties in Pakistan to work out their differences peaceably and through a valid political process," he said when asked about the human rights situation in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir.

"And with respect to Kashmir, our policy there is well known," Toner said without elaborating further.

Earlier this month, protesters took to streets in the Gilgit-Baltistan region against human rights abuses and crackdown by the Pakistani security forces.

(PTI)

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This comes after protesters took to streets in the Gilgit-Baltistan region against human rights abuses early this month

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