UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemns civilian killings in Kashmir

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the killings of Kashmiri protesters by Indian forces in Kashmir, a media report said.
UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemns civilian killings in Kashmir
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Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the killings of Kashmiri protesters by Indian forces in Kashmir, a media report said.

The News International reported that Moon has replied to a letter of the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which had asked him to take notice of the killings of civilians in Kashmir.

"In his letter, he called for India and Pakistan to solve the problem of Kashmir jointly and offered cooperation in that regard," the report said.

"India and Pakistan should solve the conflict of Kashmir together. The United Nations is ready to offer its services for that to happen," Ban wrote in his letter.

Ban Ki-moon also expressed the hope that efforts would be made to stem violence against Kashmiris in Kashmir.

It said that Moon appreciated Pakistan's role for maintaining peace in the region as well as the country's efforts to solve the issue of Kashmir in a peaceful manner.

"Ban Ki-moon said that resolution of the issue of Kashmir was imperative for regional peace," the report said.

He expressed the desire to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting, it added. 

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