By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan’s Foreign Office has strongly rejected statements of certain Indian police and defence officials, linking the latest attacks in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan.
At least 10 people, including six Indian soldiers, were killed when some militants stormed an army base in Sunjuwan in the Indian occupied Kashmir.
It is a well established pattern that Indian officials begin making irresponsible statements and levelling unfounded allegations, even before any proper investigation in any incident has been initiated, the foreign office spokesman said.
A particular segment in the Indian media runs with their innuendos to malign Pakistan and whips up public frenzy. We are confident that the world community would take due cognisance of India’s smear campaign against Pakistan, and the deliberate creation of war hysteria.
The Spokesperson added that these tactics are also aimed at diverting attention from the state terrorism in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, that India is engaged in. The brutalisation of peaceful, unarmed Kashmiris through harassment, incarceration, disappearances, torture, extra- judicial killings, sham trials and summary executions are well documented internationally.
“The valiant people of Kashmir, however, remain resilient in the face of all these hardships, as they pursue their legitimate right for self determination,” Dr. Muhammad Faisal said.
He hoped that the international community would urge India to stop the untold atrocities and gross violations of human rights in IoK, refrain from any misadventure across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, and call for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in line with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.