Pakistan forcefully taking up HRs violations in IoK with Int’l Community: FO

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Pakistan on Thursday said it was constantly and forcefully taking up the issue of grave human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) with the International Community and with India through diplomatic channels.
“Pakistan is deeply concerned over the brutalities and gross human rights violations by Indian occupation forces in IoK as well as its targeting of civilians on the LoC.” Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya told a weekly briefing here.
He said there was a rising concern among the international community over the plight of Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir.
He said Indian hostilities at the LoC and other attempts to raise tension were aimed at diverting world’s attention from gross human rights violations of Indian forces in IoK.
He said more than 150 people have been martyred and more than 1000 blinded, partially or completely, and over 16,000 have been injured, scores of among them are critical and maimed for the rest of their lives.
To a question, he said, Pakistan has only responded to the Indian aggression forcefully, proportionately and in a befitting manner. He, however, said it remained the endeavour of the Pakistan army not to target civilians.
He said Pakistan has forcefully raised its voice against these acts of Indian aggression to sensitize the international community about Indian designs in the region and how Indian irresponsible attitude could be detrimental to the peace of the region.
“We will continue to highlight this issue until India stops Kashmiris’ bloodshed and peacefully resolves the Jammu & Kashmir dispute and all other contentious issues.
About DGMOs meeting, the Spokesperson said, Pakistani DGMO conveyed to his counterpart that targeting of civilians was not acceptable under any circumstances, and must be stopped immediately.
Responding to a question, he said the Indian agent Kulbushan Yadav had admitted the nefarious designs India harbors against Pakistan and China Pakistan Economic Corridor project.