Categorically rejecting an allegation levelled by India, accusing Islamabad of cross-border infiltration, Pakistan on Friday said New Delhi was practicing “brutalization” against the people of Kashmir.
Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that “it was New Delhi’s brutalization of Kashmiri people, that threatened regional peace”.
“Peace and security in the region are threatened on account of India’s brutalization of Kashmiri people and refusal to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, and its own pledges to the international community and the Kashmiris.
“Kashmir that was the core outstanding issue between Pakistan and India since 1947, has awaited settlement as per international legitimacy. India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, in Indian Illegal Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) were against international law and manifestly anti-peace,” he added.
Chaudhri’s remarks came after Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar claimed that there was a firing incident along the Line of Control (LoC) due to infiltration attempts by Pakistan.
Chaudhri went on to say that the movement of freedom from “Indian occupation and state-sponsored terrorism in IIOJK is indigenous and is likely to continue till India decides to act in accordance with the UNSC resolutions, mandating a free and impartial plebiscite in the occupied territory”.
The spokesman also advised India to refrain from levelling regurgitating insinuations against Pakistan and focus on “creating enabling environment for a meaningful and result-oriented engagement for resolutions of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as well as any other issues”.