Indian forces have waged war on Kashmiri students, says FO

Islamabad: The Foreign Office (FO)spokesman  on Thursday while condemning the Indian brutality said Indian forces in India-held Kashmir have  launched an operation against educational institutions in the  Kashmir valley and have launched an “all out war on Kashmiri students”.

“They have attacked women education institutions as well. A dozen colleges have been attacked, injuring thousands of students – both boys and girls,” said the FO in its weekly briefing.

“Last week, Indian Home Minister claimed that Indian government will control the situation within a year and showed his determination to do with whatever it takes,” added the FO.

Nafees  Zakaria, spokesperson at the FO, said harrowing stories from Indian-held Kashmir continue to raise concerns in Pakistan.

“Use of brute force against innocent Kashmiris, who refused to participate in the sham elections, cannot suppress their human urge for  freedom.”

The FO further said that India has openly violated human rights in Kashmir and has displayed a complete disregard for the UN Charter, adding that recently leaked videos openly showing use of human shields and beatings by the “occupation forces, is a manifestation”.

He  also mentioned the banning of internet and other  social media networks in the held valley, and  the steps were taken by the Indian government to ensure that “reports of crimes against humanity committed by Indian occupation forces do not go out of IOK”.

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