The Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nafees Zakaria has said that Pakistan strongly condemns Indian troops’ continued violations along Line of Control (LoC).
According to media sources, Nafees Zakaria was speaking during the weekly media briefing at the Foreign Office here in Islamabad on Thursday.
He also remarked that India had violated ceasefire agreement about 58 times in the current year, adding that dozens of innocent Kashmiris, including children, had been targeted by Indian troops.
He said on Wednesday, two Pakistani soldiers and two Kashmiri citizens were martyred in Indian troops’ firing along the LoC in Nezapir, Sabzkot and Kayani sectors. “India is not letting United Nations officials do their work,” he remarked, adding India is diverting world’s attention from atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
He said as many as 138 Kashmiris have been injured in Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and about 54 Kashmiris arrested for raising their voice against Indian brutalities.
Nafees Zakaria said during last six days, Indian forces in their actions to violently suppress the Kashmiri people have martyred nine Kashmiris. At least 138 defenseless Kashmiris were injured after Indian forces fired bullets, pellets and PAVA shells in Srinagar, Pulwama, Tral, Shopian, Kulgam, Bijbehara, Islamabad, Hajin, Sopore, Budgam and Bandipore areas, he added.
The spokesman said Indian forces arrested over 54 activists and students in illegal house raids, mostly at night. “Night raids, which are contrary to any human rights standards, have become the norm in IoK. The objective is to terrify the civilian population, including children, women, the elderly and the youth by entering their houses and meting our inhuman treatment to them,” he said.
He said continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, and Zafar Akbar Butt, prolonged illegal detention of Massarat Alam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi and students under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA) and constant denial to offer Friday prayers is highly condemnable.