Pakistan rubbishes ‘baseless Indian propaganda of killing militant’ along LoC

Such allegations aim to divert world attention from heinous crimes in IIOJK, says Foreign Office

APP September 29, 2021
Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN


Pakistan has categorically rejected the “baseless propaganda” by India about arresting an alleged ‘militant’ and killing another on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC), terming it an attempt to divert focus from the grave human rights violations in the occupied territory.

“Such allegations are the established Indian tactics to mischievously implicate Pakistan and divert world attention from its own heinous activities in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK),” Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said in a statement on Tuesday.

He was responding to the news reports circulating in the Indian media claiming apprehension of an alleged Pakistani ‘militant’ by the Indian occupation forces in IIOJK.

The FO spokesperson said Pakistan had shared “incontrovertible evidence” with the world about India’s grave human rights violations in IIOJK, including through a dossier unveiled this month.

Also read: The dossier – a reality check ahead of UNGA

He mentioned that as a matter of fact, thousands of young Kashmiris were incarcerated in Indian jails on trumped-up charges.

From time to time, some of these youth are produced before the world as alleged ‘militants’ whenever India feels the pressure from the international community, he added.

He said it was “nothing new” for the Indian occupation forces involved in running false-flag operations, fake encounters and fake arms recovery operations to hide their own atrocities in IIOJK and terrorist activities against Pakistan.

He said the details had been uncovered in detail in the dossier with “concrete evidence”.

The FO spokesperson said Pakistan is “seriously concerned” about the recent Indian attempts to vitiate the environment on the LoC.

However, he stressed that Pakistan is maintaining restraint, despite the Indian provocations, in line with the Director Generals of Military Operations’ (DGsMO) understanding of February 2021 regarding the ceasefire along the LoC.


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