Srinagar: The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday it was unjust ‘to term those partaking in the freedom struggle for Kashmir as terrorists’.
Reports quoting a statement by the Pak ministry stated that human rights continue to be violated in Indian Kashmir.
“In the last one year, the occupying Indian forces have increased their atrocities against innocent civilians in the valley. Kashmiris cannot be denied their right to self-determination,” reads the statement.
The Pakistan statement follows the imposition of sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin by the US government on Monday.
The move means the United States now considers Salahuddin, originally known as Mohammad Yusuf Shah, a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist,” the US State Department said in a statement.