SRINAGAR: Pakistan on Friday said it would continue to stand by the people of Jammu and Kashmir and extend its full diplomatic and political support to their movement for freedom.
According to a Pakistan-based newspaper, Pakistan’s foreign office said that the Indian government has chosen to criticize the statement by Nawaz Sharif, which reflects the “sentiments and aspirations of the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir”.
The foreign office was responding to India’s statement on Sharif’s speech at United Nations General Assembly, the report said.
“No number of statements can alter this historical fact. The dispute of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be wished away,” the foreign office has said, adding that the “cold-blooded” murder of Burhan Wani sparked widespread and unprecedented protests across Kashmir.
It has said that protests were “spontaneous and indigenous” and was “irrefutable evidence of the Kashmiri people’s rejection of Indian occupation”.
Pakistan reiterated said that the right to self-determination has been promised to the people of Kashmir by the international community through a series of Security Council resolutions.
“Although this promise has yet to be realized, seven decades later, time has not weakened their resolve, nor their aspirations. In fact, it remains active and vibrant in the hearts of the Kashmiris,” the statement said.