Pakistan spurns Indian army chief's allegations of supporting 'terror group' in IOJ&K

Such allegations are bid to divert world’s attention from 'state-terrorism' in Occupied Kashmir, says FO

​ Our Correspondent May 16, 2020
General MM Naravane alleged that the group is being supported by proxies from Pakistan and will be dealt with 'appropriately'. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has angrily spurned the Indian army chief's recent allegations of organising and supporting a new "terror group" in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K), knows as 'The Resistance Front'.

"I would rather call it Terror Revival Front. It is another terrorist organisation by another name. This is a terrorist organisation supported by its proxies across the border. They' will be dealt with appropriately," General MM Naravane said in a interview with ANI.

"We reject Indian army chief's recent comments levelling allegations against Pakistan and hurling threats," Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in response to the provocative statement on Saturday.

She said such allegations are part of India’s "desperate" attempts to divert the world’s attention from its "state-terrorism and egregious violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K)," which has been under lockdown since August 5 last year when Delhi abrogated its constitutional status.

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"The indigenous Kashmiri resistance being faced by India is the direct consequence of India’s unabated oppression and brutalisation of Kashmiris. India’s mischievous attempts to portray the legitimate Kashmiri struggle for self-determination as 'terrorism' would not succeed," the spokesperson said.

India’s attempted diversions, misrepresentations and continued belligerence imperil peace and security in South Asia, she added.

Farooqui called upon the the world community to take cognisance and urge India to act responsibly in the interest of regional peace and stability.

Pakistan has several times warned the international community that Modi-led government could stage a false flag operation in IOJ&K and demanded the UN to hold inquiry into the Indian allegations of targeting  "launching pads" and "infiltration attempts".

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