World capitals refuse to buy India’s version on IOK: Fatemi


ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime
Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi Tuesday said the
world capitals no longer accept India’s false propaganda over
the Occupied Kashmir, because through use of barbaric military
force, it could not suppress an indigenous freedom struggle.

During a current affairs programme telecast by PTV, he
said India failed to accept the ground realities by repeatedly
betraying Kashmiris’ confidence over their right to self

It had miserably failed to mislead the world as the
major capitals of the world were aware of the ground situation
prevailing in the occupied valley, he added.

“They want India to immediately cease its aggression and
negotiate with the Kashmiri leadership. It has no option
except holding dialogue with Pakistan,” he added.

To a query, he equated the situation in the IOK with that of
a flame waiting to burst out into fire.

Fatemi further said under the Prime Minister’s vision
for peaceful neighbourhood, Pakistan had offered solid
proposals to India to resolve all the issues, including the
core issue of Kashmir, but these moves were not reciprocated.

In the past, Pakistan had also offered three pronged
proposals under the Strategic Control Regime for peace and
prosperity of the whole region, he added.

Fatemi said Indian leadership’s attempts to colour
Kashmiris’ indigenous movement for self determination with
terrorism was ‘absurd’.

He regretted that India also did not respond to an offer
by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for treatment facilities to Kashmiris
who had been brutally injured by Indian forces in IOK,
especially victims of pellet guns.

The atrocities against the Kashmiris were unacceptable,
he said and called upon India to stop it forthwith.

Under the international laws and UN charter, he said,
character of an occupied land like the IOK and Palestine could not
be changed.

About admission of Indian leadership’s role in break up
of East Pakistan, Fatemi said that Pakistan had already taken
the issue at the United Nations.

He reiterated that it was a blatant violation of international
laws and the UN Charter.

To Indian Prime Minister Modi’s statement over Balochistan, the Special Assistant rejected it downright by saying that none of the
member countries in the UN had ever raised the issue.

Fatemi said India remained involved in terrorist activities in Balochistan and referred to recent arrest of its serving naval officer Kulbushan Yadav.

He assured that all the details about his involvement in
terrorist activities would be shared with the world after conclusion
of a thorough investigations.

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a project between
two sovereign countries and the Chinese leadership had already rejected Indian concerns over the project, he replied to a question.