Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

By News Desk

File photo of a protester in Indian-held Kashmir. PHOTO: REUTERS

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.

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.

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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