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Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns civilian deaths in Kashmir, calls for dialogue

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday strongly condemned the ‘’new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris” in Jammu and Kashmir.

SNS | New Delhi |

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday strongly condemned the ‘’new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris” in Jammu and Kashmir.

Imran Khan’s reaction came after seven civilians were killed in an explosion in Kulgam district during a gunfight between Indian security forces and militants on Sunday.

He took to his Twitter handle and asked India to resolve the issue according to the wishes of Kashmiri people.

“Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris… by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” Pakistan PM tweeted from his Twitter account.

Separatists under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership, a conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, have called for a Valley-wide protest on Monday in protest against the deaths.

On Sunday, seven civilians were killed and around 40 others injured when a blast ripped through a gunfight site in Laroo village in Jammu and Kashmir.

Security forces had killed three Kashmiri militants in Laroo. It was immediately followed by a civilian protest. Just as a large crowd gathered at the encounter site a massive explosion occurred.

(with input from agencies)