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Five innocent Kashmiris: Pakistan condemns extrajudicial killings

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the extrajudicial killings of five innocent Kashmiris in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and also rejected the Indian propaganda of alleged arrest of a Pakistani citizen in New Delhi.

Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, while strongly condemning the extrajudicial killings of five more innocent Kashmiris in the IIOJK on Tuesday, said that the Hindutva-inspired BJP-RSS combined is carrying on its campaign of brutal repression and collective punishment of Kashmiris in the IIOJK.

Simultaneously, he added that a false propaganda war against Kashmiris and Pakistan continues unabated.

“The allegations surrounding the arrest of an allegedly Pakistani individual in New Delhi, Tuesday, are part of India’s well-known efforts to divert the world attention from its egregious human rights violations and illegal actions in IIOJK, and well-documented oppression of Muslims and other minorities in India,” he said.

He added that the Indian propaganda based on lies and deceit only reconfirms Pakistan’s apprehensions that, as it has done in the past, India is plotting false flag operations to blame Pakistan and Kashmiris.

“Neither Pakistan nor Kashmiris can be deterred by propagation of falsehood,” he said, adding that Pakistan will continue to stand with Kashmiris in their just struggle for the right to self-determination, as promised to them by the United Nations through various Security Council resolutions.

Indian media reported, on Tuesday that a court in New Delhi remanded an arrested man, Mohammad Ashraf, allegedly a Pakistani in 14-day police custody.

The Indian police also accused the arrested man for involving in an alleged “sleeper cell” and orchestrating subversive activities.

However, Foreign Office did not come up with any confirmation about the citizenship of the arrested man in New Delhi.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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