Pak says resistance in IOJK is “indigenous”
By Staff ReporterWednesday – May 6, 2020
According to an official statement, on Tuesday, across the line of control (LoC), using the pretext of so-called “infiltration” and “launch pads,” Indian forces are deliberately targeting unarmed Pakistani civilians, including women and children.
In over 975 unprovoked ceasefire violations (CFVs) by India since January 1, 2020, 6 innocent civilians have lost their lives and another 69 have been critically injured. This inhuman war tactic cannot be condemned enough.
The people of IOJK have been suffering under inhuman lockdown and military siege for over 9 months, following India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019.
The entire region has been turned into a prison, with unprecedented restrictions which continue despite the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Throughout this period, every single right of the Kashmiri people has been trampled upon by the Indian occupation forces acting with complete impunity under draconian laws such as armed forces special powers act (AFSPA), public safety act (PSA), and unlawful activities prevention act (UAPA).
The government of Pakistan (GoP) has been assiduously highlighting at all international fora the gross and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Kashmiri people.
We have also consistently sensitised the world community about the consequences of India’s brutalisation of the Kashmiris and the imminence of their resistance to the cruel and inhuman treatment being meted out to them by the Indian occupation forces, day in and day out.
India cannot mislead the international community with its unfounded allegations and aggressive actions on the ground.
Indian insinuations against Pakistan are patently designed to divert international as well as domestic attention from India’s grave human rights violations in IOJK, the treatment of Indian minorities, and mismanagement by the bharatiya janata party (BJP) government of COVID-19 related challenges.
Pakistan once again calls upon the international community to take cognisance of the threat to peace and stability in South Asia posed by India’s irresponsible rhetoric and belligerent posture.
The world must act to restrain India before the reckless policies of this ideologically driven rashtriya swayamsevak sangh (RSS) BJP dispensation cause grievous harm to regional peace and security.