Pakistani PM to raise Kashmir issue at UN General Assembly

Pakistani PM to raise Kashmir issue at UN General Assembly
Pakistani students rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The protests and anti-India rallies continued in solidarity with Kashmiri people after the controversial bill was passed by India shrinking the rights of Kashmir people. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister is assuring residents of disputed Kashmir that he will expose Indian human rights violations in the region when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly this month.

Imran Khan made the comments in his first speech to a rally since the revocation of the special status of the disputed Himalayan region by India on Aug. 5.

Khan also requested that rallygoers refrain from marching toward the heavily militarized Line of Control that separates Kashmir between Pakistani and Indian sides, saying they should wait for his call.

He urged the world community to pressure India to give the right of self-determination to Kashmiris.

Friday’s comments by Khan came days after youths marched toward the frontier to protest the lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir, triggering clashes with police.