DATE=8/31/2000 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN/INDIA/KASHMIR (L-ONLY) NUMBER=2-266017 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD INTERNET=YES CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Pakistan is urging India to de-escalate tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad there has been an increase in cross-border shelling along the cease-fire line in Kashmir, with many people killed and wounded. TEXT: A Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman, Riaz Mohammed Khan, says his country has been consistently exercising restraint in Kashmir. But he says it is not the responsibility of Pakistan alone to do so. //KHAN ACT-ONE// There has been an escalation of tension and violations on the part of the Indian side. We believe that there should be de-escalation along the Line of Control (in Kashmir) and India must also show restraint and act with a sense of responsibility so that the tensions are brought down. //END ACT// Mr. Riaz says Pakistan has received the bodies of two of its soldiers who were killed in a recent clash on the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. However, he says India refused to accept the body of its soldier, which Indian authorities say was highly mutilated and decomposed. //KHAN ACT-TWO// There is absolutely no question of mutilation on our part. These are tendentious allegations, which we reject. //END ACT// India says at least 10 Pakistani soldiers were killed in the incident. Pakistan does not agree with the casualty figures and accuses India of launching the attack on its positions in Kashmir. The countries have fought two wars over Kashmir, which remains a major source of tension in the region. India and Pakistan are preparing to take part in the United Nations Millennium Summit on the theme of peace and development in New York from September 6-8. Pakistan's military leader General Pervez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee are due to attend the summit but they are not scheduled to meet each other.(SIGNED) NEB/AG/FC 31-Aug-2000 09:31 AM EDT (31-Aug-2000 1331 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .