Islamabad, Oct 9: Days after raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, Pakistan Saturday asked the international community to take notice of "gross human rights violations" in the Valley and pressurise India to put an end to the "repression" there.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani reiterated his government's
resolve to continue extending "moral, diplomatic and political support" to the Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination.
Gilani made the remarks during a meeting with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who is also chairman of the special parliamentary committee on Kashmir.
The premier urged the international community to "take notice of gross human rights violations in Kashmir" and to "pressurise India to put an end to the repression of the Kashmiri people", said a statement issued by Gilani's office.
Durable peace and stability in South Asia is linked to the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in line with UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, Gilani said.
Gilani's comments come days after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi raised the issue at the United Nations General Assembly and called for giving the people there the right to "self-determination" through "plebiscite" and accused Indian security forces of "brutality".