Feeble response, still something

From The Hindu: UN chief concerned over Kashmir situation; calls for Peace

“U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the unrest in Kashmir, which exploded last month claiming the lives of seventeen people.”

“In relation to recent developments in Indian-administered Kashmir, the Secretary-General is concerned over the prevailing security situation there over the past month,” Farhan Haq, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, said in a statement.”

“He calls on all concerned to exercise utmost restraint and address problems peacefully,” it added.”

“The UN chief also welcomes the recent talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan.”

“He encourages both sides to rekindle the spirit of the composite dialogue, which was initiated in 2004 and had made encouraging progress on some important confidence building measures, and to make renewed efforts to address outstanding issues, including on Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement said.”

“He (Ban) underlines the need for patience, perseverance and compromise on all sides,” it added.”

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