Islamabad: Pakistan has accused the US of “speaking India’s language”, saying it seems the “blood of Kashmiris” is “not at all important” to America, two days after US declared Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin as “global terrorist”.
Voicing Pakistan’s concern, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar alleged that the Indian government was committing serious human rights violations in Kashmir and trying to paint “freedom fighters” as terrorists.
Nisar said that India’s actions in Kashmir should concern every principled nation, Dawn news reported.
“It seems as though the blood of Kashmiris is not at all important to the US, and international laws relating to human rights do not apply to Kashmir,” Nisar said.
Deliberately overlooking “the worst kind of state terrorism” in Kashmir has not only adversely impacted the values of justice and international principles, but also laid bare the double standards of powers who claim to champion human rights and democratic values, the minister said.
Nisar said the Pakistani government would not compromise on the rights of Kashmiris, and that the struggle would continue until Kashmiris receive justice and their rights as defined in United Nations’ resolutions.
The nation is united in sending a message of solidarity to Kashmir, and remains firmly committed to providing Kashmir diplomatic, political and moral support, he added.
Yesterday, Pakistan had slammed as “completely unjustified” the US’ designation of individuals supporting the right of “self-determination” of Kashmiris as terrorists, a day after America declared Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a “global terrorist”. PTI