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(2018-02-11) In reply to a question the Spokesperson referred to statements of certain Indian police and defence officials, and media insinuations in connection with reported attack on Sunjwan camp in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir, and stated that Pakistan strongly rejects all such allegations.

It is a well established pattern that Indian officials begin making irresponsible statements and levelling unfounded allegations, even before any proper investigation in any incident has been initiated. A particular segment in the Indian media runs with their innuendos to malign Pakistan and whips up public frenzy. We are confident that the world community would take due cognisance of India’s smear campaign against Pakistan, and the deliberate creation of war hysteria.

The Spokesperson added that these tactics are also aimed at diverting attention from the state terrorism in the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir, that India is engaged in. The brutalisation of peaceful, unarmed Kashmiris through harassment, incarceration, disappearances, torture, extra- judicial killings, sham trials and summary executions are well documented internationally. The valiant people of Kashmir, however, remain resilient in the face of all these hardships, as they pursue their legitimate right for self determination.

We hope that the international community would urge India to stop the untold atrocities and gross violations of human rights in IoK, refrain from any misadventure across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, and call for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute, in line with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.


11 February 2018

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