Pakistan urges international community to take note of Indian belligerence

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday urged the international community to take note of the “Indian belligerence that continues to pose threat to peace in the region.” The Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria told reporters here at the weekly press briefing about the ongoing atrocities by the Indian occupational forces on the civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said India was also constantly violating ceasefire at the Line of Control, which resulted in loss of lives of the innocent civilians. He said the Indian occupation forces have also placed Hurriyat Leaders under arrest to stop them from observing peaceful protest on the anniversary of Afzal Guru and termed it “a case of miscarriage of justice.”
He also pointed to the recent incident in which India Army soldiers barged into a coaching centre in Lassipura village of Pulwama district on Tuesday and thrashed students and teachers mercilessly.
The students were dragged out and beaten ruthlessly with guns injuring many, the spokesman said.
He said the Indian police also vandalized Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front office in the Kupwara district. The Foreign Office spokesman said the Joint Resistance Leadership, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have also called for a complete shutdown.
He said the shutdown would be observed to mark the martyrdom of various Kashmiri leaders, who laid their lives for the legitimate cause of Kashmiri people, protested against non-state subjects and non Kashmiris running the medical centres. He said meanwhile the members of High Court Bar association have demanded settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir, under a UN supervised plebiscite.
The spokesman said the Kashmiris have rejected a draft bill by the sham government that gives police Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) like powers, which he added would convert Jammu and Kashmir into a more lawless state.
He termed it deplorable and pointed that the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has identified 8000 Kashmiris in IOK who have disappeared. The Foreign Office spokesman also strongly condemned the killing of six innocent Afghan Red Cross workers and extended condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families.

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