In what can rake up a fresh round of wrangling between India and Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif on Saturday nominated 22 parliamentarians to highlight the plight of Kashmiris in United Nations in Septemeber.
Sharif has urged the special envoys to work on the issue of Kashmir so that they can produce an effective report on how the Valley has been faring. He said that they would expose the abuse of rights in the ongoing violence in the state.
Sharif further said, “I am standing behind these special envoys to ensure their toil for highlighting the Kashmir Cause resonates across the world so that I can shake the collective conscience of the international community during my address at the UN this September”, reports Dunya News.
After the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, the Valley has been subjected to constant clashes and turbulence. While thousands were injured, out of which at least 500 victims are suffering from wounds inflicted by the pellet guns, the death toll has touched over 60. Moreover, today marked the 5oth consecutive day of curfew in the state.
It was after Wani’s death, that Pakistan Prime Minister Sharif called him a ‘martyr’ and declared July 20 as Black day in order to commemorate his death. Condemning this, India said that this was a kind of encouragement to terrorists.
Meanwhile, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit today said that they is a need to hold talks to discuss Kashmir, however, an invitation to do the same had been declined by India.