Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday urged the United States to intervene in the Kashmir situation in India. Meeting with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, Sharif accused the Indian security forces of committing inhuman atrocities in Kashmir to curb the protests in the region. The Pakistani Prime Minister who is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly also criticised India as the neighbours accused Pakistan of being responsible for the terror attacks in Uri.
Sharif told Kerry that more than a 100 people have been killed in the Indian part of the Kashmir valley while thousands have been injured. A statement released through his office accused India of committing the worst of human rights violations in the region. Sharif cited the example of former US President Bill Clinton and said that Clinton had promised to help in resolving the issues between India and Pakistan. he urged the Us Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene using his office to resolve the issues between both countries. In a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Sharif also urged her to persuade India to use brutal force in Kashmir.
Earlier, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary had asked an Indian journalist, Namrata Brar, to leave the room at the Roosevelt Hotel as he was going to address the media following the United Nations General Assembly. Following the terror attack in Uri, initial investigations by the army have shown that the weapons recovered from the terrorists had Pakistani markings. The terrorists also belonged to a Pakistan-based terrorist organisation known as the “Jaish-e-Mohammad”.
While India had previously warned Pakistan aginst interfering in its internal matters, this comes as a desperate attempt by the neighbours at striking back against India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech to the nation had warned Pakistan against committing inhuman atrocities in Balochistan. Pakistani media, which had very recently published false reports of Baloch republican Party leader Brahumdagh Bugti’s application for an Indian citizenship seems to have glorified the issue raised by the Pakistani Prime Minister.