New York: Upping a ante on a eve of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s discuss during a UN General Assembly, Pakistan has indicted India of ceasefire violations, holding “sham” elections in Jammu and Kashmir while putting the responsibility on it for termination of a NSA-level talks.
At a same time, Sharif’s confidant on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz pronounced Pakistan was prepared to hold talks with India “at any level, but any preconditions” to resolve all superb issues, including a Kashmir dispute.
Addressing a assembly of a Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir here, he said India has resorted to “unprovoked and indiscriminate” ceasefire violations opposite a Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border and sought just review into it.
“We ask a OIC Contact Group to stir on India to refrain from ceasefire violations, that are apropos a threat to assent in a region,” he said. Pressing for plebiscite in Kashmir, Aziz said, “India continues to reason sham elections in J-K, with coercive military presence”.
He also indicted India of perplexing to relieve a Kashmiri struggle by regulating “brute force”.
“India is attempting to change a demographic make-up of Jammu and Kashmir by settling non-State, non-Muslim subjects” in a state, he claimed.
On a termination of NSA-level talks final month, Aziz said India had set pre-conditions by insisting on gripping the Kashmir emanate out of a bulletin and objecting to Pakistan’s interaction with a Hurriyat leaders.
“On a part, Pakistan is prepared to reason talks with India, at any level, but any preconditions, in sequence to address each other’s concerns and settle durability assent by resolving all superb issues, generally a J-K dispute,” he said.
Aziz pronounced Pakistan supports rendezvous with India in a “constructive and purposeful” discourse to solve this issue. His remarks were done a day before Sharif is scheduled to address a UN General Assembly annual discuss where he is expected to hillside adult a Kashmir issue.