MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif plans to hold talks over the disputed by Pakistan and India province of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) annual debate on September 21, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"The Prime Minister will specifically focus on the current situation particularly the continuing grave violations of human rights by the Indian occupation forces in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He will call upon the international community and the United Nations to live up to their promise of the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions," the statement, published on Friday, read.
India's northernmost region of Jammu and Kashmir has been disputed by India and Pakistan since the dissolution of British India and the establishment of the two countries in 1947. Some local residents, most of them Muslims, especially those residing in the Kashmir Valley, call for greater autonomy or even independence from India.