Press Releases

    SG/SM/8304
    16 July 2002

    SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS
    MASSACRE IN KASHMIR

    NEW YORK, 15 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General strongly condemns Saturday’s massacre in southern Kashmir, in which dozens of people, many of them women and children, were killed. He offers his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the victims. This indiscriminate act of terrorism is a transparent attempt to heighten tensions in the region. The Secretary-General continues to call on India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and encourage them to resolve their differences, including over Kashmir, by peaceful means.

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