India should not be given carte blanche on Kashmir: Pak

ISLAMABAD (APP) Foreign Office on Wednesday, while condemning the ongoing killing of innocent people by the Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, said India would not be able to suppress the aspirations of Kashmiris for long. Talking to APP, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said for decades India had been telling Kashmiris and the international community that it was willing to find a political solution to the Jammu and Kashmir issue. Nevertheless, it never demonstrated sincerity to purpose with concrete steps. Instead, it resorted to brazen use of force to stifle the voice of Kashmiris, he said. India, however, cannot mislead the world for long, the spokesman added. The spokesman said it was incumbent upon the international community to take strong notice of Indian atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir and help resolve the dispute in accordance with aspirations of the Kashmiris. The spokesman emphasized that the international community, especially the major powers should not look the other way, giving India carte blanche to continue killing innocent Kashmiris in blatant violation of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The spokesman added that a just settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was also a sina qua non for viable peace in South Asia.

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