Round Table Conference on Occupied Kashmir held by Pakistani embassy in Nepal

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Round Table Conference on Occupied Kashmir held by Pakistani embassy in Nepal

ISLAMABAD - Participants of a Roundtable Discussion on Kashmir in Kathmandu, Nepal, have called for resolution of the long-standing dispute of Kashmir for lasting peace in South Asia.

About thirty writers and analysts as well as representatives of human rights organizations participated in the discussion titled "Recent Developments in Jammu Kashmir: Human Rights Dimension," which was organized by the Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu.

The speakers said the unresolved nature of the dispute has impeded development and economic uplift of South Asia.

They expressed serious concern over the worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir, especially communication blackout, use of pellet guns, torture, arbitrary detentions and continued curfew for 52 days.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan's Ambassador Mazhar Javed urged India to lift the curfew and other restrictions in occupied Kashmir.

Referring to serious concerns expressed by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, he called upon India to respect the human rights of the people of occupied Kashmir.