Pakistan suffers disappointment as US avoids getting involved in Kashmir issue

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| Friday, October 7, 2016 - 09:41
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Relations between Islamabad and New Delhi have deteriorated after the Uri attack

New Delhi: Despite repeated entreaties from Pakistan to assess the situation in Kashmir and the alleged Human Rights violation taking place in the region, the United States has maintained that Pakistan will not see United State's direct intervention in the Kashmir issue.

US state department spokesperson John Kirby gave a curt reply to Pakistan and said, "Want this (Kashmir issue) to be worked out between both sides, we want to see the tensions that exist right now be brought down and for dialogue to take its place - meaningful dialogue to try to address these issues bilaterally between the countries."

Relations between Islamabad and New Delhi have deteriorated after the Uri attack and the subsequent surgical strikes carried out by India. While India is on diplomatic offensive currently, Pakistan has been entreating the international community to throw its lenses on Kashmir and the ongoing unrest in the region.

Meanwhile, Pakistan also stands accused for atrocities and alleged human rights violation in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) region of Balochistan. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has remained tight-lipped about the gross violations despite strong protests from the region.

India has maintained that Kashmir unrest is an internal issue and that the main force behind the unrest was the seething terrorism growing inside Pakistan.

Kashmir is witnessing violent unrests after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani. Curfew has been imposed all around the Valley as death toll has increased to more than 80 civilians.

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