Indian forces ‘terrorising’ people in Kashmir: Pakistan

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December 1, 2017 TOP STORIES 183 Views

Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said that Indian forces are “terrorising people in Kashmir”, during the weekly briefing of the foreign office on Thursday.
“The Indian occupation forces in Kupwara, Bandipore, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad and Kupwara districts continue to terrorise the innocent Kashmiri people inter alia by illegal house searches at all times,” said the spokesperson, adding “Pakistan condemns and calls upon the world human rights defenders to stand up for Kashmiris in IOK.”
He further said that Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has expressed deep anguish at the gross violations of human rights in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which continue unabated.
“India continues with its malicious attempts to mislead the global community by seeking to portray the legitimate and indigenous struggle of the Kashmiri people as ‘terrorism’.”
“The Foreign Minister condemned in the strongest possible terms the repeated arrests and incarceration of the top Kashmiri leaders, who have remained in the vanguard of the Jammu and Kashmiri struggle for the realisation of the legitimate right to self-determination,” Geo News reported.
The attack on Kashmiri political detainees, including Syed Shahid Yusuf, Ahtisham, Shazad Ahmed and over a dozen other political prisoners was carried out by the jail administration and Tamil Nadu Police deputed in India’s infamous Tihar jail Dehli, he said.
“The incident is completely unjustifiable, extremely serious. The ghastly act has endangered the lives of all Kashmiri political prisoners.”
He also shared that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is visiting Russia (Sochi) to participate in the 16th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), on the invitation of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, DA Medvedev.
Moreover, the 7th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 30 November – 01 December 2017. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is leading the Pakistan delegation to participate in the Conference, he added.
Condemning the terrorist attack in Egypt, he said: “The Government of Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack against innocent worshippers at Al Rawdah mosque in the North Sinai region of Egypt, leading to 305 reported deaths and 127 injured.
The people of Pakistan are deeply grieved at this senseless and barbaric act and stand in full solidarity with their Egyptian brethren in this moment of anguish and tragedy,” Faisal added.

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