Indian Army playing "Holi" with the blood of Kashmiris

Indian Army playing

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan foreign minister accused India of state-sponsored terrorism in the occupied valley, and said that the Indian state is "playing holi with the blood of Kashmiris."

Asif's statement came a day after the killing of at least 17 Kashmiri youth, including four killed in firing on funeral processions, by the Indian security forces in Islamabad and Shopian districts of the occupied valley.

The foreign minister said that the situation at the Line of Control (LoC) is tense due to the Indian government.

17 Kashmiri youth were martyred by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir on Sunday

He said that the Pakistan's federal cabinet met on Monday with a one-point agenda: to discuss the plight of Kashmiri people.

Asif said that the cabinet agreed to send delegations to different countries in view of apprising them of human rights abuses in the occupied valley.

He said that he discussed Kashmir crisis with the Turkish and Iranian foreign minister, adding that the Muslim nations have openly supported Pakistan's stance on Kashmir.

Earlier, Pakistan premier expressed deep shock and grief over Sunday's indiscriminate and vicious killingsof Kashmiri youth.

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the brutal crackdown, including the despicable use of pellet guns on civilians who were protesting against the killings, is deplorable.

He emphasised that Indian attempts to label the legitimate Kashmiri struggle as terrorism cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions.