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US concerned over human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir

India TV News Desk Washington 24 Aug 2016, 14:53:56 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Expressing concern over human rights situation in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), the US has called for working out differences peaceably and through a valid political process.

US State Department spokesperson Mark C Toner on Tuesday made the remarks while responding to a question about Pakistan Army's oppression in Pakistan-held Kashmir and Balochistan, during a press briefing here.

Toner also said the US had always urged Pakistan to work out differences in its region peacefully and through a political process.

"We've obviously -- are always urging all parties in Pakistan to work out their differences peaceably and through a valid political process," Toner said.

He also said that Pakistan was well aware of the US policy on the Kashmir issue.

 

"And with respect to Kashmir, our policy there is well known,” Toner said without elaborating further.

Earlier this month, protesters took to streets in the Gilgit-Baltistan region against human rights abuses and crackdown by the Pakistani security forces.