Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

Comments were made in response to human rights violations committed by Indian forces in Kashmir


News Desk May 25, 2017
File photo of a protester in Indian-held Kashmir. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Norwegian Foreign Minister, on Tuesday, called for dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir issue, Radio Pakistan reported.

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Borge Brende made the comments in response to a motion tabled by leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Knut Arild Hareide on the human rights violations being committed by the Indian forces in Kashmir.

Expressing concerns over the atrocities committed, Hareide urged the Norwegian government to play a role in bringing the Indian government to the negotiation table. He warned that if the dispute was not resolved amicably, the situation could escalate to dangerous levels.

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In April, during a visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Norway’s Former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik said the Kashmir dispute needed a political solution which lies in the implementation of the UN resolutions in order to bring peace and security to South Asia.

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Sajid Ansari | 4 years ago | Reply Historically since 1948, when India is under 'hot soup' in Kashmir she usually asks Britain or the USto ask Pakistan to come to the 'Talks' on Kashmir and Pakistani leaders don't understand this tactic of India and agree to 'Talks" which always end without any result but India gets the momentum of the Call for 'Freedom' fizzled out. Now India has asked Norway the country with whom Pakistan has very good relations, so Norway, for the first time, has asked both India and Pakistan to 'Talk' on Kashmir, to which India will immediately agree. But India will never agree if Norway offers mediation, as Indian has run away from Six mediation, offers as yet. Simple, India knows that she will lose being on a weak stand. Allah Bless Pakistan and Kashmir.
F Khan | 4 years ago | Reply Shima agreement is about bilateral settlement of kashmir. But if one party is not even wiling to talk leave about the final resolution. International intervention is required.
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