SRINAGAR: Pakistan on Thursday expressed concern over “continued atrocities” of the government forces against Kashmiris.
According to media reports, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman, Nafees Zakaria, said in his weekly press briefing in Islamabad that a number of Kashmiris have been “martyred” and many others lost their sight during “repression by the occupation forces”.
He said Pakistan would continue to extend “moral, political and diplomatic” support to the Kashmiri people in “their just struggle” to the right of self-determination.
Pakistan, he said, has strongly taken up with the international community and the human rights organisations “the recent wave of atrocities unleashed” by the government troops in the Valley.
A number of countries and human rights organisations have also expressed serious concerns over the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
He said “our missions abroad have sanitised the human rights organisations and their host countries about the Indian persecution of innocent Kashmiris”.
There is a growing realisation in the world now about the sensitivity of Kashmir dispute, which is distinct in nature and cannot be equated with any other issue, he added.
The spokesperson reminded that Kashmir is an international issue and there are several United Nations Security Council resolutions on it.