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Sharif condemns India over killing of Burhan Wani


Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Nawaz has expressed deep shock over the killing of Burhan Wani and other civilians and condemned the excessive and unlawful use of force against innocent people in Indian-administered Kashmir.

“It is deplorable that excessive and unlawful force was used against civilians who were protesting against the killing of Burhan Wani,” said Sharif in a statement on Sunday, reports the Express Tribune.

The 22-year-old alleged commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani, along with his two cohorts, was killed by the security forces on Friday.

Earlier on Sunday, the Foreign Office spokesperson also issued a statement deploring the oppressive measures adopted by Indian forces and called the killing of Wani as extrajudicial.

“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,” the statement added.

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.

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

Many protestors have lost their lives so far. (ANI)

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