Srinagar: Norway has impressed upon India and Pakistan, the two nuclear armed South Asian neighbours, to hold dialogue on the issue of Kashmir.
Participating in a debate over Kashmir in the Norwegian parliament, Norway’s Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, stressed the need for a dialogue between Pakistan and India to settle it amicably.
He was replying to a motion tabled by Knut Arild Hareide, leader of the Christian Democratic Party on Kashmir in the parliament.
In April, Norway’s Former Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik had visited Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) and advocated for a political solution according to UN resolutions in order to bring peace and security to South Asia.
The Norwegian Parliament debated the Kashmir dispute and the mover of the motion Hareide lamented the “gross human rights violations” in Kashmir.
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He expressed his concern and called for a Norwegian role “in pushing India to come to the negotiating table to resolve the dispute in a peaceful manner otherwise it would escalate dangerously”.