Heating up of LoC by India is to desperately divert the world’s attention from Kashmiris sufferings

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (APP): The Indian forces repeatedly indulge in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary as it wants to desperately divert the world’s attention from the genocide and grave human rights violations committed by the Indian occupation forces against defenceless Kashmiris in occupied valley.
Responding to a question about the repeated violation of LoC ceasefire by India, the spokesperson of Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria in the weekly media briefing here Thursday said the Indian forces repeated ceasefire violations on the LoC and the Working Boundary that resulted in the loss of more than 50 innocent civilians and injuries to 145 in the year 2016.
The villages and populated areas are being targeted deliberately by the Indian occupation forces.
He said that Pakistan has repeatedly lodged protest with India in this regard.
However, our armed forces have always given a befitting response to Indian aggression with entire Pakistani nation united.
Terming the action of the India occupation forces a highly condemnable violation of Kashmiris fundamental rights, he said, the international community should call India to account for its crimes against humanity in Indian occupied Kashmir.
“We remain committed to the Kashmiris legitimate movement for self determination,” the spokesperson of the Foreign Office said.
He said Indian occupation forces in their continued act of state terrorism blasted a house in Kulgam, resulting in the death of, reportedly, 6 Kashmiris on Feb 13, whereby some 30 were injured, when Indian forces opened fire on peaceful demonstrators. Pallet
guns were used ruthlessly, he added.
Entire Hurriyat Leadership, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik has been arrested to deny them protest against killings of innocent Kashmiris.
Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi and her associate Sofi Fahmeeda remain in continuous house arrest. Kashmiris are constantly denied offering of Juma prayers, he maintained.
Besides lodging protests, Foreign Office has been regularly briefing the diplomatic community in Islamabad including P5 countries, OIC Ambassadors, and Representatives of other countries on the situation created by India that threatens peace in the region, he informed.
However, the role of UNMOGIP is crucial. We call upon the UNMOGIP, which has the mandate to monitor the ceasefire violations at LoC and Working Boundary, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions, to play its role. Pakistan has always extended full cooperation to UNMOGIP. On the contrary, India constantly violates the UN Resolutions by not cooperating with UNMOGIP.
Expressing condolences with the martyred of different terrorists activities, he said, We strongly condemn terrorist attack in Lahore, attack on Judges vehicle in Hayatabad in Peshawar on Wednesday, and earlier, Shahadat (martyrdom) of bomb disposal squad in Quetta, and Shahadat of our 3 brave soldiers at LoC due to Indian unprovoked ceasefire violations.
“We salute personnel of our valiant Law Enforcement Agencies, who laid their lives for us. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our brethren’s precious lives. We pray for them. Those behind these terrorist attacks should know that our resilient nation remains undeterred by such cowardly acts rather it further emboldens our resolve to deal with our
enemies and the enemies of humanity decisively and eliminate the menace,” he remarked.
Responding to a question about India’s possible involvement in recent blasts to sabotage China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Nafees Zakaria said the investigations are on and, reportedly, some arrests have also been made.
Pakistan – China cooperation on CPEC and a number of other projects is well known and reflects the special relationship between the two countries. “Cooperation is better than conflict and we expect other countries to understand this.”
In the context of Indian involvement, he said, “we have already taken up the issue of Indian involvement in terrorism and terror financing in Pakistan with the UN Secretary General. Pakistan is one of the biggest victims of terrorism, more so, of the terrorist activities perpetrated by Indian state agencies. They not only perpetrate such activities but also finance such terror activities. We have already taken up this issue and we will constantly take it up with the international community,” he asserted.
When asked to comment on India’s bid for a new foreign fighter jet, he said India’s defence build-up was a threat to regional peace and stability. India’s ambitious program of arms purchases was perpetuating a perilous arms race, which was not in the interest of the region. India’s nuclear weapons ambition is also a matter of grave concern from the regional security perspective, he added.
In context of the CPEC, India has opposed it and “we have also responded to it.
Couple of months back, we placed before you the charge sheet against number of Indian High Commission officials, how they wanted to sabotage CPEC, among other subversive activities.”
Kulbushan Yadev in his confession also revealed that sabotage of CPEC among the plan. “We are looking at this aspect of defense build-up as it is disturbing the strategic balance of conventional weapons and its adverse bearing on regional peace.”
When his attention was drawn towards IoK Chief Minister Mahbooba Mufti’s demand for opening of Kargil-Ladakh road and Siachen for tourism, he said since he had not read the statement, so he was unable to make a statement.
However, he said, “Elections in Jammu & Kashmir are sham elections, and the government over there is also a sham government, which is in violation of those UNSC Resolutions, that clearly state that such elections in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir cannot be a replacement or substitute for the plebiscite promised to the Kashmiri people under UNSC Resolutions. India is in violation of UNSC Resolutions by way of declaring IoK as its integral part.”
The important issue at hand, he said, is that of Kashmiris indigenous movement for self-determination and the fundamental rights denied to them, and India’s grave human rights violations and crime against innocent Kashmiris in IoK. These are the issues that need to be addressed urgently, he added.
“We have repeatedly urged the international community to pay attention to the grave situation in IoK and call upon India to not only immediately halt bloodshed of innocent Kashmiris but also make efforts towards an early resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance the aspirations of its people and relevant UNSC Resolutions. Once this is
done, all other issues will also be addressed,” he asserted.
About Pakistan’s inability to attend South Asian Speakers’ Summit in Indore, India (on India’s invitation on 18-20 February 2017, he said that the Indian government was informed that due to the important Session of the National Assembly during that period, the Speaker National Assembly would not be able to attend the event.