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Indian army denies cross-border raid on Pakistan controlled Kashmir

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Nawaz Sharif told the UN chief that human rights violations by Indian forces have resulted in over 100 deaths and thousands of injuries over the past 74 days.

The dossier which was handed over to Ban Ki-moon contained photographic evidence of Kashmiri victims of pellet guns used by Indian forces, according to Dawn. The Pakistan Prime Minister, who is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly session, emphasized that India must be urged to abide by UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir and also reiterated his demand of an independent inquiry into extra-judicial killings, demanding a UN fact-finding mission be sent to investigate the situation in the Indian controlled Kashmir.

Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Ban Ki-moon comes after the premier addressed the UN General Assembly in New York City. In his speech at the UN General Assembly, Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan wants peace with India but maintained it is "not possible without resolving the Kashmir issue".

The latest flare up between India and Pakistan came after India asked Pakistan to vacate what it called an "illegal occupation of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir." While replying to statements made by the Pakistani delegation on Indian-administered Kashmir during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative at the UN in Geneva Ajit Kumar said:

"We, once again, ask Pakistan to ...... refrain from meddling in our internal affairs in any manner. We call upon the Council to urge Pakistan to fulfill its obligation to vacate illegal occupation of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir."

Ajit Kumar also brought up the issue of Balochistan, the restive province of Pakistan, where a low intensity civil war is going on. He alleged that "Pakistan systematically abused and violated the human rights of its own citizens, including in Balochistan." The Indian delegate also announced that India will provide political asylum to the Balochi rebels.

Pakistan has accused India of fomenting insurgency in Balochistan through anti-state elements like Brahmdagh Bugti, the grandson of Akbar Bagti who was killed by army in 2006. See also:

Balochistan: The Indian Connection: India offers political asylum to Baloch secessionist leaders

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