Indian CFV martyrs two civilians

By Staff Reporter
Friday – April 27, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Foreign office (FO) spokesman Mohammad Faisal, in a press briefing on Thursday, disclosed that at 0835 hours, Indian army resorted to ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violation (CFV) by firing of heavy automatic weapon, mortars and anti-tank guided missiles in Thub and Banchiran sub-sectors of Padhar and targeted village Bramla.

According to Faisal, consequently two civilians embraced martyrdom once a mortar round hit their house in village Bramla, while they were harvesting in the fields, two others got injured. Nazir embraced martyrdom, Rafiq embraced martyrdom, Saddam sustained injuries and mother of Saddam also sustained injuries.

The unprecedented Indian CFVs continue from 2017, in 2018 at least 23 innocent civilians have embraced martyrdom while more than 100 others have been injured in over 1,000 CFVs. The villages and populated areas are continuously being targeted by the Indian occupation forces.

India has deliberately escalated tensions at the line of control (LoC) and the working boundary (WB) in order to try to divert the international community’s attention from the grave situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK). Indian hegemonic and aggressive designs are an open secret.

We have always stressed the need to allow United Nations (UN) mandated United Nations military observer group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) unfettered access, for it to monitor and report on CFVs. However, India only marginally allows UNMOGIP officials to work, to hide its own aggressive designs on the LoC and WB.

Our armed forces practice restraint but have the capacity and are ever vigilant to give a befitting response to any threat to the motherland. Indian occupation forces continued the atrocities in IOK and martyred four innocent Kashmiris including Ashfaq Ahmad Khan and Abid Bashir Bhat, a second year student in Tral area of Pulwama district during the past week.

Political vendetta is at its peak against Kashmiri leaders. Even women leaders and activists are being arrested on the ground that they protested along-with the students against the rape and murder of a Muslim minor girl at Kathua.

Those who held processions in favour of rapists are free but those who protested against the rape-murder are being incarcerated. We urge the international community to play its role and call upon India to account for its crimes against Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

We note with concern the acquittals by the Indian courts in the Mecca mosque blast. The gradual acquittal of accused of Samjhota terrorist attack, including the mastermind Swami Aseemanand, makes a travesty of the Indian judicial system.

We have regularly lodged our concern with India regarding the lack of progress in the Samjhota terrorist attacks, in which more than 42 innocent Pakistanis lost their lives, despite a lapse of more than a decade.

The acquitted in Mecca mosque blast case, colonel Purohit and Swami Aseemanand, are both masterminds of the deadly Samjhauta express terrorist attacks of 2007. They are associated with Saffron terrorism.

It is ironic that the outcome of Samjhauta express terrorist attack case is pending since 11 years, while the two accused had themselves confessed to their crime. Their acquittal in another case is a cause of major concern for Pakistan and the families of the victims of the Samjhauta terrorist attack, who are still awaiting justice.

India is quick to indulge in pointless blame game, labeling everything as terrorism, for political point-scoring, often without substance or evidence but that quickness does not extend to ensuring justice for the real victims, who lost their lives even after 11 years.

India is making a complete mockery of its justice system, especially while dealing with Saffron terrorism and terrorist acts committed under the garb of Hindutva and Hindu fundamentalism, Faisal concluded.