ISLAMABAD, Oct. 9 (APP): Pakistan, while urging the international community to immediately wake up to India’s use of state terrorism as a tool to destabilize the region, said on Thursday it had constantly raised awareness the world to the latter’s involvement in terrorism to destabilize the country and the region.
“Recently, we have seen many international endorsements, which justify Pakistan’s consistent position that India is a sponsor state of terrorism,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in response to a question. here at the weekly press conference.
He said the report from an American magazine revealed more of the true face of India – the so-called largest democracy in the world, whose bellicose posture and expansionist policies put regional peace and stability at risk.
Pakistan had already shared incriminating evidence with the international community regarding the involvement of the Indian intelligence agency RAW in terrorist activities on its soil, the spokesperson said.
Regarding the situation in Illegally Occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Zahid Chaudhri said the Kashmiris were continuously subjected to an unprecedented brutal military siege and inhuman restrictions for 431 days since the illegal and unilateral actions of India August 5, 2019.
In September alone, he said, Indian occupation forces martyred 19 other Kashmiris, including a woman, in “mock encounters” and “cordon and search” operations.
“The occupying forces also injured at least 16 peaceful demonstrators, arbitrarily detained 88 young Kashmiris and destroyed 14 houses to inflict collective punishments on Kashmiri communities,” he added.
The spokesperson said that in their latest act of state terrorism, the Indian occupation forces martyred two other young Kashmiris during lockdown and search operations in Shopian on October 7, 2020.
“The cold-blooded killings of innocent Kashmiris are a clear manifestation of the state terrorism to which unarmed Kashmiris have been subjected over the past seven decades,” he said.
Recalling the extrajudicial execution of three innocent Kashmiri workers during a “cordage and search” operation in Shopian on July 18, 2020, the FO spokesperson referred to a statement released by the Indian military on September 18 , in which they “admitted that the powers conferred by the draconian law on the special powers of the armed forces (AFSPA) have been exceeded”.
“On October 3, the Indian authorities exhumed and handed over the mortal remains of these innocent Kashmiri boys to their families,” he added,
The spokesperson said that the recognition of war crimes in the IIOJK by the Indian military was a sad reminder of Pakistan’s constant awareness to the world community about India’s grave crimes against the Kashmiri people.
As Indian occupation army tries to evade responsibility for serious war crimes through ‘sham disciplinary measures’, Pakistan once again calls for transparent judicial investigation, under strict international control “, he added.
“We also reiterate our call for an independent judicial inquiry into the gruesome murder of prominent Kashmiri lawyer and activist Babar Qadri, who was shot and killed by unidentified assailants in Srinagar,” the spokesperson said.
He said that all Indian state institutions had lost their credibility due to the deep permeation of extremist “Hindutva” ideology, “any investigation of Indian crimes in the IIOJK, to be acceptable to Kashmiris and to the international community, must be conducted under strict conditions. international control.
“The international community, in particular the United Nations and human rights bodies, must immediately become aware of the genocidal tendencies of the RSS-BJP regime and hold India accountable for these serious crimes against the innocent Kashmiri people” , he added.
The spokesperson welcomed the recent statement by the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee, “which is yet another damning accusation of the Indian government’s human rights record” .
“The marginalization of communities in India, including religious minorities, especially Muslims, has become a hallmark of the policies of the RSS-BJP government – a fact that this statement particularly highlights,” he added.
The spokesperson said: “The statement also expresses concern that ‘journalists and other peaceful critics continue to be arrested under draconian laws against terrorism and sedition, while human rights defenders are constantly and severely targeted by the authorities ”.
Regarding the recent irresponsible statement by the head of the Indian Air Force that India is ready for a “war on two fronts” with China and Pakistan, he said: “Such Provocative statements faithfully reflect the mindset of the RSS-BJP, a dangerous mix of extremist ideology and hegemonic conceptions.
“It is ironic that some senior Indian political and military leaders continue to pursue careers issuing provocative statements against Pakistan at the cost of endangering regional peace and security as well as India’s own security,” he said. -he adds.
The spokesperson said that by making such a boast, the head of the Indian Air Force must not forget the limits of India’s defense, so embarrassingly exposed to the world, first when his mishap in Balakot and more recently in Ladakh.
“India should not underestimate the determination of the Pakistani nation and the readiness of our armed forces against any ill-conceived misadventure of India,” he said.
The spokesperson said that in the interests of peace and prosperity in South Asia, India must abandon its 3rd century “Chanakya doctrine” and adopt the model of 21st century regional peace and development.
When asked about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Afghanistan, he said President Ashraf Ghani invited the prime minister to Kabul during their phone call on August 25, 2020.
“The Prime Minister accepted the invitation. The visit will be scheduled on mutually agreed dates, ”he added.
Regarding the case of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav and the remarks made by Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zahid Chaudhri said India is quickly exhausting its already eroded credibility by making foolish demands and illogical remarks in it. case.
“It is quite surprising that India continues to repeat the questions that have already been answered. Pakistan has already provided two unhindered and uninterrupted consular access to India and has offered a third, ”he added.
The spokesperson added: “It has also been made clear to India that only these lawyers can appear in the honorable courts of Pakistan, which are authorized to practice law in this country. This is in line with legal practice in different jurisdictions including India. “
“Regarding the request for the provision of relevant documents, the Indian side has been told that a duly appointed lawyer can retrieve the relevant documents from the Attorney General’s office of Pakistan,” he added.
The spokesperson said: “It appears that India is genuinely afraid of the difficult questions it will have to answer during the review and reconsideration process.
“Rather than trying to abuse the legal process, India would be well advised to act as a responsible state and to cooperate with Pakistani courts to give effect to the judgment of the ICJ (International Court of Justice) “, he added.