Pakistan FO strongly reacts against Indian government actions

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Pakistan FO strongly reacts against Indian government actions

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Thursday urged the world to act against India as it had endangered the regional and global peace.

Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri demanded of the international community, especially the United Nations and Human Rights bodies, to take note of the egregious human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and illegal incarceration of Kashmiris.

He reiterated Pakistan’s principled position for a peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.

He said that India should immediately end illegal incarceration of Kashmir leaders on fabricated charges. Chaudhri said India was spoiling all peace initiates by regular firing along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary. “India is also trying to damage the peace process link in Afghanistan,” he added.

He said that Kashmiri leaders are under illegal detention in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India, including the infamous Tihar Jail.

Chaudhri said that incarceration of Kashmiri people was against the fundamental human rights, international conventions, and the international law.

The spokesperson said Pakistan condemned framing of concocted, fabricated, and politically motivated charges against Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik.

He said that a fictitious case relating to gunning down of four Indian Air Force personnel was launched against Yasin Malik in March last year by the TADA Court.

“The timing of reopening of old cases suggests that the BJP government is determined to frame the Hurriyat leadership for resisting the illegal Indian occupation of the Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

India, he said, stood exposed before the world for its crimes against humanity and role in promoting terrorism in the region.

The spokesperson said the RSS-BJP regime continues to be exposed internationally for its negative propaganda against Pakistan and irresponsible actions, imperilling peace and stability in the region.

“The recent developments regarding Arnab Goswami’s WhatsApp chats leaks have further exposed India’s sinister designs against Pakistan and vindicated our long held position,” he pointed out.

The latest revelations confirm what Pakistan has consistently pointed out that the BJP government stages “false flag” operations; maligns Pakistan with terrorism-related allegations; stokes hyper-nationalism in the country and then deviously manipulates national sentiment in its bid to win elections, he said.

“We had, at the outset, rejected India’s malicious propaganda against Pakistan and highlighted that the biggest beneficiary of the Pulwama attack in February 2019 was the BJP government, as it secured landslide victory in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections,” Chaudhri said.

The transcripts also illustrate the unholy nexus between the ‘Hindutva’ regime and its cronies in the Indian media, he said.

“We hope that the international community would take full cognizance of the situation and hold India accountable for its actions vitiating the regional environment and endangering peace and security in South Asia,” said the spokesperson.

He said India continues to remain evasive on the horrific incident in Jodhpur, where eleven members of a Pakistani Hindi family died in India under mysterious circumstance.

The spokesperson said Pakistan was committed to enhance ties with the United States under new President Joe Biden.