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‘Through dialogue, resolve your outstanding issues,’ UN tells India, Pakistan

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New York , 08 Nov 2016

Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon expressed his concerns over escalation in tensions at the Line of Control and urged Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogues.UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, in a media briefing said, “United Nations is keeping vigil eye on escalation in tensions at LoC.”“Ban Ki-moon has appealed Pakistan and India to resolve their all outstanding issues through dialogues,” the spokesperson for the world body added.Tensions escalated between the nuclear armed India and Pakistan since July 09, 2016 – a day after popular militant commander Burhan Wani was killed.Tensions built further in September 18, when 19 Indian soldiers were killed at an army base in Uri in an attack Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants. Pakistan denied that it was involved in that attack.The tensions on IB and LoC claimed over twenty civilian lives across the line while as many were injured.Later on September 29, 2016 – the day when Indian army claimed it carried out “surgical strikes along LoC in Kashmir”.Last week, both countries expelled each-others’ diplomats, and named a number of others as being involved in spying. Violations of a 2003 ceasefire on the de facto border have regularly occurred in the last two months.


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