Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the 71st UNGA session in New York on September 21, 2016 | Photo: PML-N

NEW YORK: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a dossier containing details of human right violations in Kashmir to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The Prime Minister on Wednesday night apprised Ban of the plight of the Kashmiri people who he said were victims of Indian brutality in the region which have continued unabated since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani which sparked violent protests and clashes, Dawn online reported.

Pellet victim in Anantnag | Photo: Muneeb-ul-Islam
Pellet victim in Anantnag | Photo: Muneeb-ul-Islam

The indiscriminate use of pellet guns, which have blinded hundreds, including women and children, was reflective of the barbaric mindset of Indian security forces, Nawaz told Ban.

India also continues to resort to repressive measures such as curfews, incarceration of Kashmiri leaders and denial of medical treatment to the injured, especially those blinded and poisoned by pellet gunfire, Sharif added. The dossier contained photographic evidence of victims of pellet guns.

Curfew imposed in South Kashmir’s Shopian town on September 18 to prevent civilians from holding a pro-freedom protest rally called by separatist leaders of Kashmir | Photo: Vikar Syed / JandK Now ©
Curfew imposed in South Kashmir’s Shopian town on September 18 to prevent civilians from holding a pro-freedom protest rally called by separatist leaders of Kashmir | Photo: Vikar Syed / JandK Now ©

The Prime Minister emphasised 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.

Sharif thanked the UN chief for his strong and supportive statements on the situation in Kashmir, and Ban praised Pakistan for its prominent and active role in the UN and its contribution for peace and security.

The meeting with the Secretary General comes after the premier addressed the UN General Assembly in New York City.