ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan on Monday urged the world to stop Indian barbarism in occupied Kashmir as the occupant Indian forces arrested hundreds of Kashmiris on fake charges.

Pakistan strongly condemned arrest of more than 1400 Kashmiris on orchestrated charges by Indian occupation forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

“These arbitrary arrests and detentions by Indian occupation forces are prime example of India’s state-terrorism and trampling of fundamental human rights in IIOJK,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed.

“The recent surge in extra-judicial killings, staged cordon-and-search operations and arbitrary arrests in IIOJK are a source of serious alarm for the international community,” he added. 

Last month, Pakistan unveiled a comprehensive dossier comprising irrefutable evidences of gross and systematic human rights violations, war crimes and false flag operations in IIOJK being carried out by the Indian occupation forces with impunity.

“India must recognise that no amount of brutalisation of Kashmiris can suppress their voice and the legitimate movement to achieve their inalienable right to self-determination. Nor will India’s illegal and unlawful actions be able to mislead the world into accepting India’s false narrative against the Kashmiris,” he said.

Earlier, five Indian troops including a Junior Commissioned Officer were killed in an attack in Poonch district. The troops were killed in an attack when they were engaged in a cordon and search operation in Surankot area.

The fighting came amid a sweeping crackdown by Indian forces in the Kashmir valley following a string of killings in Srinagar last week. Police detained hundreds of people for questioning. All of the detained youth were picked up by police on fake charges of being over-ground workers of freedom fighter.

The operation has been launched on the pretext attacks on some civilians in occupied Kashmir, which killed a Kashmiri Pandit businessman Makhan Lal Bindroo and two teachers.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat organisations in their statements have described the killing as the artefact of Indian intelligence agencies to defame the ongoing freedom movement in occupied Kashmir. The APHC has demanded a probe into the killings by the United Nations.

The Hurriyat forum, headed by its incarcerated Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, expressed grave concern over the crackdowns and indiscriminate arrests across the valley by Indian police and other forces.

The Hurriyat forum said hundreds had been arrested and detained which had naturally created an atmosphere of fear and panic among the people.

It said, instead of releasing hundreds of Kashmiris, languishing for years in jails of India and the territory, more arrests were carried out which only leads to further deterioration of the situation and makes the matters worse.