Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said that Indian army continues to violate human rights in Jammu and Kashmir.
Condemning the Indian Army chief’s Commendation Card to an officer involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield, Zakaria said: “Awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, who brazenly used a Kashmiri youth as a human shield, is condemnable. It is a crime and an insult to humanity.”
Zakaria said that it was not the first time that the Indian forces have displayed such “cowardice and inhumanity”.
Accusing the Indian forces of being involved in acts of “grave violence against civilians”, Zakaria also urged the international community, particularly the UN, to take cognizance of the act.
“Muslims are facing difficulties while observing their religious duties in IaK,” he pointed out.
Reiterating the need for the international community to resolve the issue, he said that the “international community should take notice of Indian atrocities in Kashmir.”
India has also closed down about 36 television channels in Jammu and Kashmir to suppress the voice of the people, he claimed. “The international community needs to play an important role in solving the Kashmir issue,” he had remarked.