Pakistan Foreign Office strongly responds over the Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat statement
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Office strongly responds over the Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat statement.
Pakistan has strongly condemned Indian Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat's remarks about "deradicalization camps" for Kashmiri children and seeking to place Pakistan on FATF blacklist, reported by *Radio Pakistan link* .
Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, in a statement, said that Pakistan condemns the highly irresponsible remarks made by General Bipin Rawat, raising inter alia the usual Indian bogey of "terrorism", making the repugnant suggestion of putting young Kashmiri children in "de-radicalization camps", and seeking to place Pakistan on FATF blacklist.
The statement stated that these remarks are reflective of the extremist mindset and bankrupt thinking that have evidently also permeated the state institutions of India.
It further noted that as a perpetrator of unabated state-terrorism in occupied Kashmir, India is in no position to pontificate on the issue of terrorism.
The occupied Kashmir has already been turned into the world's largest prison camp with 8 million Kashmiris incarcerated there since 5 August last year.
The statement added that with over 900,000 Indian occupation forces perpetrating egregious violations of human rights; draconian laws such as Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act enabling them complete impunity; and over 13,000 young Kashmiri boys abducted from their homes and away from their families.
The spokesperson said General Rawat's talk of "deradicalization camps" for Kashmiri children is simply despicable.
She further said General Rawat's remarks about FATF are proof of India's repeated attempts to politicize FATF's technical proceedings for advancing its narrow, partisan objectives.
She said Pakistan has consistently sensitized the world community about India's malicious campaign in this regard. She expressed hope that the FATF members would reject these Indian machinations.