'Kashmir not India's internal matter, hold plebiscite' says Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan prime minister expressed solidarity with 'people of Kashmir' and said Kashmir is not India's internal matter

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif  has said that Kashmir is not an internal issue of India, and urge to hold plebiscite to respect the rights of the people of Kashmir.

Pakistan on Wednesday observed black day expressing  solidarity with the those who are protesting against the killing of  Hizbul militant Burhan Wani.

"Today we are observing Black Day to express solidarity with Kashmiris and are giving a strong message to the world that Pakistanis are with them (Kashmiris) for their struggle to get their rights."

"India cannot suppress the voice of Kashmiris through force as they will eventually get freedom. The United Nations has declared Kashmir a disputed territory and India should hold plebiscite to respect the rights of Kashmiris. Terming Kashmir issue internal matter of India is not justifiable," Sharif said in a statement.

He directed all department to highlight Kashmir issue at the international fora.

Sharif accused India of committing human rights violation in the state and said it has become great concern for the world community.

Demonstrations were held in different part of the country to highlight the issue of Kashmir. Events were also held in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

All officials of the various government departments wore black bands on duty to express 'political diplomatic and moral support' to the 'people of Kashmir'.

Special prayers were held at various places for those who killed in Kashmir in recent violence.

Pakistan missions abroad also conducted special programmes to highlight the issue of Kashmir at international level.

45 people have been killed in the valley in the violence after the killing of  Burhan Wani. The valley has been under curfew for the last 12 days. Government has suspended internet and mobile services in the state several times during this period.

India has accused Pakistan to mind its business and asked it to desist from interfering in the internal affairs of country.