Pakistan on Thursday said “Indian forces” in Kashmir launched an operation against educational institutions in the “disputed” valley and have launched an “all out war on Kashmiri students”.
Dawn.com reported that FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria made the remarks during a weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
“They have attacked women education institutions as well. A dozen colleges have been attacked, injuring thousands of students – both boys and girls,” Zakaria was quoted as saying.
“Last week, Indian Home Minister claimed that Indian government will control the situation within a year and showed his determination to do with whatever it takes,” added the FO.
He said harrowing stories from Indian-held Kashmir continue to raise concerns in Pakistan.
“Use of brute force against innocent Kashmiris, who refused to participate in the sham elections, cannot suppress their human urge of freedom.”
The FO further said that India has openly violated human rights in Kashmir and has displayed a complete disregard for the UN Charter, adding that recently leaked videos openly showing use of human shields and beatings by the “forces, is a manifestation”.
Zakaria also mentioned the banning of social media in the held valley, and said the steps were taken by the Indian government to ensure that “reports of crimes against humanity committed by Indian forces do not go out of Kashmir”.