Indian occupation forces targeting youth in IOJ&K: FO

Indian allegations against Pakistan aimed at diverting world attention from it's state terrorism says FO spokesperson

​ News Desk April 30, 2020

Indian forces are particularly targeting Kashmiri youth in the occupied Kashmir under the guise of cordon and search operation said the Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui on Thursday.

During her weekly media briefing in Islamabad, Farooqui said in April alone 29 innocent Kashmiris were martyred, including seven since the onset of Ramadan.

She said the Indian occupational forces are allowed to operate with complete impunity in the occupied valley under draconian laws such as Public Safety Act and Armed Forces Special Powers Act, adding that harassment and intimidation of Kashmiri journalists has further intensified under the notorious and unlawful acts.

The spokesperson called upon India to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, investigate all acts of deliberate ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary. She also urged the Indian side to allow United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

Farooqui further added that India has repeatedly tried to divert world attention from India's state terrorism and the grave human rights situation in IOJ&K by allegations of infiltration attempts by Pakistan and unfounded claims of targeting launch pads across the Line of Control. She said Pakistan categorically rejects all such claims by India.


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