Irked at its stand on Kashmir, Nawaz Sharif to skip UN event


ISLAMABAD, July 5 (TNS): Annoyed at its non-interfering stand on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif plans to skip an upcoming United Nations (UN) event to “promote peace”, reported Indian media.

“This is necessary. They (the UN) keep talking about peace. But they do nothing to overcome the plight of Kashmiris and stop India’s state-sponsored terrorism in the Valley,” the sources told Indian media outlet.

The UN has always said that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, and it has consistently advocated the two nations hold talks to resolve their problems.

“This behaviour is duplicitous. How is it even possible to strive for peace in the region without acknowledging (Indian) terrorism in Kashmir?” the sources reportedly said.

Just last week, Pakistan accused the US as well of having “dual standards” on human rights, after the US state department designated pro-freedom Hizbul Mujahideen chief a “global terrorist”.

“It seems as though the blood of Kashmiris in not at all important to the US, and international laws relating to human rights do not apply to Kashmir,” interior minister Chaudhry Nisar said last week.

The content was originally appeared on Times of India