After Sharif's remarks, India rejects Pakistan's 'black day' call over Kashmir unrest

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The special Cabinet meeting of Friday in Pakistan was noted as it was followed by aggressive tweets from Defence Minister Khawaja M. Asif who killings-nawaz-sharif/story-jwyWLIwAQFKkHVHKiO4lAL.html" target="_blank">said "Massacre and genocide in Indian Occupied Kashmir is extension & re-enactment of ethnic cleansing started by Modi in Gujarat". It has also sparked massive demonstrations in Pakistan and forced Pakistan's government and military to make daily statements in support of demonstrating Kashmiris.

Pakistani supporters of banned organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) offer funeral prayer for Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and denounce recent violence by Indian security forces during a protest in Islamabad Friday.

Pakistan has drawn attention of the United Nations and OIC to the brutal killings of innocent civilians and grave violations of the fundamental human rights of the Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces.

I ndian-controlled Kashmir imposed a curfew on Friday, while mobile phone services were blocked in an attempt to stop people gathering in the streets, following violent protests over the killing of a young separatist commander at the hands of security forces last week. The government also announced that Pakistan would observe a black day over violence in Kashmir on July 19th.

According to a Pakistani radio report, Sharif termed Wani a martyr of Indian Kashmir's independence movement.

Declaration issued after the meeting said it was regrettable that India once again tried to suppress the voice of Kashmiris, considering them slaves and martyred the representative of new generation, Burhan Wani.

The Congress leader said the India-Pakistan relationship is a contentious and sensitive one and hoped the government handles the intricate situation in a "far more mature manner than what they have done in the past 25 months".

If sources are to believed Sharif has instructed all relevant departments of the Pakistan establishment to highhlight Kashmir issue at global forum.

"Theatrics are not going to change the reality that Pakistan is a country which helps terrorist, launch attacks against India and the same time breeds terrorism to such an extent which is now also harming its own citizens", he added.

Pakistan has demanded a UN-backed independent and transparent inquiry into the "extra-judicial" killings in Kashmir, terming the situation there a "grave threat to peace and security".

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