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Pakistan seeks probe into Wani’s ‘extrajudicial’ killing

Further needling India, Pakistan has demanded an independent inquiry into the ‘extrajudicial’ killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and claimed that the denial of ‘plebiscite’ to Kashmiri people was behind the flare-up in the valley.

Pakistan seeks probe into Wani’s ‘extrajudicial’ killing
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Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi met representatives of a Kashmiri delegation here last week and said the country stands firm in its principled policy of providing moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause, according to a statement issued by Pakistan’s Mission to the UN. Lodhi called for an independent inquiry into the extrajudicial killing of Wani and protestors. She said Pakistan was actively pursuing the Kashmir issue at various forums at the United Nations. 

Denial of the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir through an independent plebiscite, promised to them by various Security Council resolutions, was at the heart of the current flareup, which threatened regional peace and security, Lodhi told the delegation as she called for the UN to implant its resolutions on Kashmir.

The statement claimed that members of the Kashmiri delegation appreciated Pakistan’s consistent support and its efforts of taking up the issue at different international forums. Lodhi has been raising the Kashmir issue and the killing of Wani in her various statements at the UN and in meetings with top officials at the world body.

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