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UN Chief Calls For ‘Maximum Restraint’ To Curb Kashmir Violence

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UNITED NATIONS: Expressing regret over the loss of lives and injuries in the clashes in Kashmir, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on all parties to exercise “maximum restraint” to avoid further violence and hoped that all concerns would be addressed through peaceful means.

“The Secretary-General is closely following the recent clashes in Kashmir. He regrets the reported loss of dozens of lives and the injuries to many others,” a statement issued by Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson said.

The statement said that the UN chief “calls on all parties to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further violence and hopes that all concerns would be addressed through peaceful means”.

Earlier during the daily briefing yesterday, Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the reports of the clashes in Kashmir, in which dozens of people have been killed and over 250 injured, “are of concern to us”.

Tensions are rising in Kashmir where clashes have broken out between protesters and security personnel following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani last week.
PTI

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