India turns IoK into a big prison: Foreign Office

FO spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui. Photo: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan said on Thursday that India has captured Kashmir in a large prison with unprecedented occupation following New Delhi’s August 5 move.

FO spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui said during her weekly press briefing that India had occupied Kashmir. He said, “India violates several resolutions of the Security Council, which enabled the people of Kashmir to exercise their fundamental right of self-determination for referendum under the supervision of the United Nations.”

Farooqui said, “The action in New Delhi aimed at changing the demographic structure of illegally occupied Kashmir is a violation of several UNSC resolutions and international laws.”

He said that the Indian leadership has thwarted large-scale violations of human rights against minorities, especially Muslims.

Pakistan lodged protest on Indian ceasefire violation

Indian incharge D’Afair Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned to the Foreign Office on Thursday to lodge strong protests by Pakistan over ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control.

Farooqui said in a statement that four innocent civilians embraced the martyrdom, while another was injured and indiscriminate firing was carried out in the Boksar and Nikial sectors of the LoC yesterday.

It said Indian occupation forces along the LoC and the working boundary were constantly targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

“This year, India has committed 1410 ceasefire violations so far, resulting in 12 injuries and serious injuries to 102 innocent civilians,” he said.

Condemning the targeting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces, the Foreign Office underlined that such a gross act, in blatant violation of the 2003 ceasefire and in complete violation of international human rights law and international norms, had already Eliminated the tense atmosphere.

“The Indian government should realize that its irresponsible policies and unilateral actions are enhancing peace and security in the region. India should act responsibly in the interest of regional peace and stability.

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