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Pakistan warns of 'genocide' in Kashmir, sees no talks with India

Pakistan warns of 'genocide' in Kashmir, sees no talks with India
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse -
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday that India’s “illegal military occupation” of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the spectre of “genocide”.

India revoked the autonomy of the disputed region, home to 8 million people and a flashpoint for the nuclear-armed neighbours, on Aug. 5.

Qureshi, speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations rights forum in Geneva, said that he saw “no possibility of a bilateral engagement with India” and called for the U.N. Security Council to act.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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