ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has strongly rejected the claims made by Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval over Occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan on Sunday while rejecting the Indian attempts to portray a totally false impression of normalcy in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) said the territory yet continued to be the largest prison in the world with the heaviest deployment of Indian occupation forces.
In a statement, the Foreign Office Spokesperson rejected the statements made by the Indian National Security Advisor in his recent briefing and said that despite Indian claims of normalcy, the curfew continued there.
“Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir continues to be the largest prison in the world with the heaviest deployment of Indian occupation forces since the coercive, unilateral and illegal Indian actions of 5 August 2019 aimed at altering the internationally recognized disputed status of IOJ&K and changing its demographic structure to preempt the results of a UN plebiscite,” the spokesperson said.
He said the Kashmiri leaders, especially Hurriyat leadership remained under house arrest or imprisoned. International media and credible human rights organizations continued to highlight the humanitarian nightmare including arbitrary arrests of innocent Kashmiris, the kidnapping of hundreds of young boys by Indian occupation forces to coerce their parents into submission.
The media had also been highlighting the communication blockade (suspension of landlines, mobile phones and internet services) and restrictions on freedom of media.
“Shops remain closed, Kashmiris are unable to offer Friday prayers in mosques and there are credible reports of a shortage of food items, including baby food and essential medicines,’ he remarked.
Contrary to Indian claims, he said the use of pellet guns continued in a brutal assault by Indian occupation forces against innocent Kashmiris.