The Foreign Office Spokesman, Nafees Zakariya has said that Indian occupation forces in occupied Kashmir, showing complete disrespect to the holy month of Ramazan, martyred more than 25 Kashmiris, including children and injured over 200, mostly students, using pellet guns.
According to media sources, Nafees Zakariya speaking during the weekly media briefing of the Foreign Office on Thursday, he said that Jamia Masjid (Mosque) was locked down and Kashmiris were not allowed to offer Juma prayers.
He said that one of the worst sufferers of the Indian brutalities was the Kashmiri children. They have not only suffered direct injuries with bullets, pellet guns, etc. but have also been witness to all the gory incidents that have occurred in Kashmir, he added. He said hundreds of children have been blinded – completely or partially – during the past year alone. “Pakistan’s offer to get their eyes treated in any country in Europe still holds. We have broached this issue with UN HR officials in Geneva. Pakistan has also effectively taken up violations of Kashmiris’ rights and Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir at the ongoing 35th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva,” he added. The FO Spokesman said: “As we speak today, Indian occupation forces may be brutally beating up Kashmiris for celebrating Pakistan cricket team’s win in semi-final as they did after Pakistan won on 12 June at Cardiff. The occupation forces broke into shops and looted goods to punish Kashmiris celebrating Pakistan’s victory, he deplored. He said Kashmiri leaders are being constantly harassed and meted out inhuman treatment. Indian NIA and RSS with collaboration of media are using every dirty tactic to subvert and malign the indigenous movement of Kashmiris for self-determination. He said India is engaging in activities to misguide the international community by portraying Kashmiris’ genuine freedom movement as terrorism. Kashmiris are concerned that India will undertake false flag operation or stage a terrorist event to carry out heavy military action to justify killing of innocent Kashmiris. Nafees Zakariya said terror unleashed by the Indian occupation forces has failed to dampen the spirit of Kashmiris and their yearnings for freedom from the Indian occupation. The people and Government of Pakistan will continue to extend their unflinching moral, political and diplomatic support to them in their struggle, he maintained.