Pakistan has strongly condemned and rejected the inflammatory and irresponsible remarks by Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar regarding Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir.
“India continues to unashamedly justify the violation of Kashmiris’ human rights. India today is also a unique and deplorable case of a state which promotes hate crimes against minorities and consistently fails to bring to account those who indulge in cow vigilantism, mob lynchings and forced conversions and are guilty of violating India’s own laws”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an official statement.
“The crimes committed by the Indian state in the IoJ&K for over 70 years are enough to debunk pretentious claim of India being a normal state and the so-called “largest democracy.”
“Pakistan calls on the international community to take serious cognizance of India’s aggressive posturing about taking ‘physical jurisdiction’ of AJK. Coming from an occupying state, such irresponsible and belligerent statements have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region. Pakistan stands for peace, but would be ready to respond effectively to any act of aggression”, the statement added.
“Instead of resorting to jingoistic rhetoric, India must rescind its illegal actions, stop forthwith grave human rights violations in IoJ&K, refrain from violating international law, and fully comply with UN Security Council resolutions for a final settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute”.
India expects to have control over Azad Kashmir one day: Indian FM
India’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan belongs to India and that he expects India to gain physical control over it one day, raising the rhetoric over the territorial row.
“Our position on Pakistan-administered Kashmir is, has always been and will always be very clear. Pakistan-administered Kashmir is part of India and we expect one day that we will have the jurisdiction, physical jurisdiction over it,” Foreign Minister Subrahmanyan Jaishankar told a news conference to lay out the government’s foreign policy achievements since it came to power in May.
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17 November, 2019