Indian allegations are ‘vitriolic’ and ‘unsubstantiated’,says Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD :Pakistan on Monday said that India is misleading the world opinion to cover up its “reign of terror” in Kashmir by a spate of “vitriolic” and “unsubstantiated” statements after the terror attack in Uri.

“Pakistan has noted with serious concern the recent spate of vitriolic and unsubstantiated statements emanating from Indian civil and military leadership in the aftermath of yesterday’s attack on Indian occupation forces in the Uri sector of the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK),” Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said in a statement.

He said that Pakistan categorically rejects the baseless and irresponsible accusations being levelled by senior officials in Prime Minister Modi s Government.

“It is a blatant attempt on India s part to deflect attention from the fast deteriorating humanitarian and human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir since the death of Burhan Wani,” he added.

Sartaj Aziz stressed that it needs to be understood that the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir is not of Pakistan s making but a direct consequence of illegal Indian occupation and a long history of atrocities that has resulted in over a 100 thousand deaths.

More than 100 people have died and thousands injured during the recent episode of protest and ongoing curfew in the occupied territory over the past 73 days.

Moreover, a large number of youth have been blinded by the indiscriminate firing of pellet guns. Nobody has been spared the brute state force including the elderly, wounded patients in hospitals as women and children.

“This should awaken international conscience,” the advisor said.

He also deplored Indian Minister Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s move to blame Pakistan for the incident even prior to conducting proper investigation.

Sartaj Aziz said that Indian Minister’s statement is part of a pattern to mislead world opinion and cover up India sreign of terror in held Kashmir.


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