FO rejects Indian army chief’ remarks against Pakistan, Kashmir struggle

By: INP      Published: 08:42 PM, 16 May, 2020
FO rejects Indian army chief’ remarks against Pakistan, Kashmir struggle
Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui.–File photo

The Foreign Office on Saturday rejected Indian army chief’s remarks against Pakistan as well as the ongoing freedom struggle in the Indian-occupied Kashmiri.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office in response to media queries, spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan rejects Indian army chief’s allegations and threats to Pakistan. “These are part of India’s desperate attempts to divert the world’s attention from Indian state-terrorism and egregious violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K),” she said.

The foreign office said the indigenous Kashmiri resistance being faced by India was the direct consequence of its unabated oppression and brutalisation of Kashmiris. “India’s mischievous attempts to portray the legitimate Kashmiri struggle for self-determination as terrorism would not succeed.”

She further said that India’s attempted diversions, misrepresentations and continued belligerence imperil peace and security in South Asia. “It is important for the world community to take cognizance and urge India to act responsibly in the interest of regional peace and stability,” she said.