Uri assault may be a reaction of atrocities in Kashmir: Nawaz

By APP
Published: September 24, 2016
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LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said the attack on an Indian military base in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) may be a reaction to Indian atrocities in the disputed Himalayan valley.

Eighteen Indian soldiers were killed by four militants in the attack on an Army Brigade Headquarters in the IOK’s Uri area near the Line of Control (LoC) on September 18.

Hours after the attack, India’s civil and military leaders squarely blamed a Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) with media commentators calling for a military response.

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“The Uri attack can be the reaction of these atrocities, as the close relatives and near and dear ones of those killed and blinded over the last two months were hurt and outraged,” said Nawaz while talking to media after his arrival to London from New York where he addressed the UN General Assembly session.

Mentioning the brutalities being perpetrated against the innocent Kashmiris by the Indian forces in the occupied valley, PM Nawaz sad before accusing Pakistan, India should have looked at its atrocious role in the IOK.

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The premier rejected the Indian allegations on Uri attack as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘without any evidence’. He also wondered how India had hurled accusations against Pakistan only hours after the Uri incident without holding any inquiry or investigation.

Nawaz said the achievement of lasting peace in the region was impossible without the resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute. “The whole world knows about the Indian atrocities in the IOK where around 108 people have so far been killed, over 150 blinded and thousands injured,’ he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Rahat Ali, Sydney
    Sep 24, 2016 - 8:39AM

    International community should call Pakistan’s bluff and put Economic sanctions asap.
    Pakistan’s non state actors at the behest of state actors would have thought to bring Kashmir to limelight when NS is standing at the UN…Little did they realise how the Uri attack has misfired and boomeranged with a bang. World is now almost ready to call officially Pakistan a terrorist state and Economic sanctions are around the corner..Wait patiently for more actions…Jor jor kaa Jhatkaa Dheere Dheere Se. Recommend

  • SYED
    Sep 24, 2016 - 8:51AM

    It is the result of Modi’s failure to cover his in-capabilities. Recommend

  • Asad
    Sep 24, 2016 - 9:39AM

    Mr. PM it’s an inside job by India and we all know it.Recommend

  • M. Noshad Siddiqui
    Sep 24, 2016 - 9:46AM

    I think UNO or some other capable international body must be formulated for investigation such interststes allegations.

    The world has already seen many wars that were started by powerful countries on the basis of proclaimed allegations that later proved untrue.Recommend

  • Hmmm
    Sep 24, 2016 - 10:31AM

    Indian Government is just trying to cover its in India and in IoK.Recommend

  • Truth
    Sep 24, 2016 - 11:18AM

    @Rahat Ali, Sydney

    Just like the the joint training exercise with Russia was called off? Time for India to realize that it has no real clout on the international stage. Pakistan is a key ally of China and also cooperates with the US, both of which are two real super-powers. They’re not going to listen to a poor county like India which suffers from illusions of grandeur.

    Also, what did the Indian government expect when they annexed Kashmir (a Muslim majority region for centuries). Don’t blame your government’s myopia on Pakistan. It not our fault the local Kashmiris despise the Indian government. Why don’t you keep Jammu and give the valley to Pakistan? It’s in your national interest, if not you can deal with backlash from the locals for centuries to come. Either way Pakistan benefits.Recommend

  • Truth
    Sep 24, 2016 - 11:19AM

    @Rahat Ali, Sydney

    Just like the the joint training exercise with Russia was called off? Time for India to realize that it has no real clout on the international stage. Pakistan is a key ally of China and also cooperates with the US, both of which are two real super-powers. They’re not going to listen to a poor county like India which suffers from illusions of grandeur.

    Also, what did the Indian government expect when they annexed Kashmir (a Muslim majority region for centuries). Don’t blame your government’s myopia on Pakistan. It not our fault the local Kashmiris despise the Indian government. Why don’t you keep Jammu and give the valley to Pakistan? It’s in your national interest, if not you can deal with backlash from the locals for centuries to come. Either way Pakistan benefits.Recommend

  • raw is war
    Sep 24, 2016 - 12:16PM

    So the 100 children killed in Peshawar died because of Pakistan’s atrocities in Khyber?Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Sep 24, 2016 - 1:08PM

    If Pak stays away from Kashmir and focuses more on its own internal problems including Baluchistan the world will be a better place . Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Sep 24, 2016 - 2:18PM

    @Rahat Ali, Sydney:
    Never mind the perceived role of Sharifs, you have not the ability to distinguish between the aggressor and the victim! Indian military occupation of Kashmir is turning the most docile people on this planet into becoming martyrs to protect ther dignity. The godless Hindutwa military is trampling on human rights and committing war crimes against the kashmiris in the valley and you have the cheek to propose sanctions against the 300 million people because of the death of few Indian soldiers on duty..

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Raps
    Sep 24, 2016 - 2:57PM

    Nawaz is just putting more salt into Indian wound. Doesn’t behove a PM of a countryRecommend

  • RexMajor
    Sep 24, 2016 - 5:50PM

    @Rex Minor:
    The same docile Muslims pretty much made the kashmiri pundits extinct from Kashmir. Not an inch more to the Arabs, we have given Pakistan. Recommend

  • thinker
    Sep 24, 2016 - 11:50PM

    @Rex Minor:

    “The godless Hindutwa military is trampling on human rights and committing war crimes against the kashmiris in the valley …”

    Ok, if the atrocities by the Indians on Kashmiris is so great, why is it that there isn’t any flow of rKashmiri refugees flowing into Pakistan to escape from the “brutal oppression”??Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Sep 25, 2016 - 1:44AM

    @thinker:
    You are an ignorant individual; most if not all people migrating to the UK are from the Kashmiri community who receive travel documents from the Government of Pakistan. In a recent documentry film released the Indian Government is encouraging Kashmiri pundits to return to the capital, but not many are prepared to risk being knocked off by their own trigger happy military. Todays youth is no longer prepared to accept military occupation lying down which their grandfathers did.

    Rex Minor Recommend

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