US Expresses Concern Over Human Rights Situation In Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

US Expresses Concern Over Human Rights Situation In Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Protests in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir over rising human rights violations.

Washington: Expressing concern over the human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the US has called for working out differences peacefully and through a "valid political process".

"We do have concerns about the human rights situation there (PoK), have reported it for several years in our Human Rights report," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference yesterday.

"We are always urging all parties in Pakistan to work out their differences peaceably and through a valid political process," he said when asked about the human rights situation in PoK.

Earlier this month, protesters took to streets in the Gilgit-Baltistan region against human rights abuses and brutality by the Pakistani security forces.