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FO summons Indian diplomat for mischievous portrayal of minorities issues

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Jan, 2020. 06:48 pm
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Pakistan Foreign office has summoned senior diplomat from the High Commission of India to reject the mischievous portrayal by India of isolated,fabricated, incidents involving Pakistani citizens as minorities rights issues.

Spokesperson Foreign office Aisha Farooq stated that it was underscored that such machinations cannot divert attention from the criticism the Indian Government is facing for its own discriminatory policies against minorities in India and the ongoing state terrorism in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K).

She further said the Indian side was conveyed that minorities in Pakistan enjoy full protections and rights under the Constitution. It was emphasized that the legal system of Pakistan is fully capable of protecting the rights of all its citizens.

Spokesperson Foreign office added the authorities in India were urged to refrain from feigning concern for minorities elsewhere for narrow political agenda; focus on putting their own house in order; and ensure effective protection of Indian minorities, including from frequent incidents of mob lynching and repeated hate crimes against minorities.

FO summons Indian diplomat to protest over ceasefire violations

Yesterday, Pakistan has strongly condemned Indian Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat’s remarks about “de-radicalization camps” for Kashmiri children and seeking to place Pakistan on FATF blacklist.

In a statement issued today (Friday), Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan condemns the highly irresponsible remarks made by General Bipin Rawat, raising inter alia the usual Indian bogey of “terrorism”, making the repugnant suggestion of putting young Kashmiri children in “de-radicalization camps”, and seeking to place Pakistan on FATF blacklist.

The statement said these remarks are reflective of the extremist mindset and bankrupt thinking that have evidently also permeated the state institutions of India.

The statement further said that as a perpetrator of unabated state-terrorism in occupied Kashmir, India is in no position to pontificate on the issue of terrorism.

The occupied Kashmir has already been turned into the world’s largest prison camp with 8 million Kashmiris incarcerated there since 5 August last year.

The statement added that with over 900,000 Indian occupation forces perpetrating egregious violations of human rights; draconian laws such as Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act enabling them complete impunity; and over 13,000 young Kashmiri boys abducted from their homes and away from their families.

The spokesperson said General Rawat’s talk of “de-radicalization camps” for Kashmiri children is simply despicable.

She further said General Rawat’s remarks about FATF are proof of India’s repeated attempts to politicize FATF’s technical proceedings for advancing its narrow, partisan objectives.

She said Pakistan has consistently sensitized the world community about India’s malicious campaign in this regard. She expressed hope that the FATF members would reject these Indian machinations.

The foreign office spokesperson urged the world community to take cognizance of the BJP government’s desperate attempts to divert attention from the unacceptable situation in Occupied Kashmir, growing domestic protest against discriminatory laws and practices, and its unabashed animus towards India’s minorities.

She called upon the global community to hold India accountable for its illegal actions.

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