Only Kashmiris can decide their future, India told

The adviser said that government and the people of Pakistan remain firmly committed in their moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiris' indigenous movement for self-determination and resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir. Pakistan's attitude is very belligerent, Nawaz Sharif has said that Jammu and Kashmir to become part of Pakistan.

Aziz further said the world will accept the decision taken by the Kashmiri people, and it is their choice to either integrate with Pakistan or India.

The Kashmir Study Forum, Sri Lanka, along with Pakistani and Sri Lankan community organized a peaceful demonstration in front of the United Nation Office at Baudaloka Mawatha.

Swaraj on Saturday slammed Pakistan's unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism in Kashmir and said that its delusional dream that "Kashmir will one day become Pakistan" would never be realised.

Virender Gupta, welcomed the statement of Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh that "we do not just want need based ties, but to build an emotional relationship with Kashmir". But on the other hand, you appeal to Kashmiri youth to take up guns. "Even in India, conscientious voices have raised concern over the brutalities and reign of terror unleashed by the Indian forces in Indian-Occupied Kashmir", he said.

Rajnath Singh, in no ambiguous terms, asked Pakistan to stop meddling in Kashmir affairs. "We are not saying that AFSPA must be revoked immediately and in entirety, but the process can be started on experimental basis", said Mufti.

One more protester injured during earlier fighting died in a hospital on Sunday, taking the death toll to 49.

Swaraj lashed out Pakistan PM for calling slain Hijbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani a "martyr". "The only way to get peace is to resolve Kashmir through plebiscite", they maintained.

The home minister offered to treat the injured in New Delhi and proposed to send a special plane to airlift the wounded and treat them at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

"After keeping millions of Kashmiris under curfew, killing more than 50 innocents and showering bullets on more than 4,000 innocent people, this visit is probably aimed at emboldening killer forces and so-called Kashmiri rulers".

  • Joey Payne