ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office Thursday said that since the killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani on July 8 this year, more than 150 Kashmiris have been killed and above 10,000 have been arrested by the Indian security forces.
‘More than 10,000 Kashmiri youth have been arrested during last over 5 months and there is no news about them whether they have been tortured and sent to the similar `Mass Graves’ that were discovered in 2009,’ Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said addressing a weekly press briefing here.
He once again urged UN, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and other such organizations to call India to account for grave human rights violations and defiance of the United Nations Security Council resolutions as well as the international human rights laws.
Zakaria said reportedly, Peoples Democratic Party and the BJP regime has started issuing domicile certificates to non-Kashmiri Hindus in Jammu region as part of its nefarious designs to change the demographic composition of the territory.
This act of bringing material change in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir was a blatant violation of the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir, he added.
To a question, the spokesperson said Secretary Foreign Affairs Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry would lead Pakistani delegation for the talks with China and Russia scheduled to be held in Russia on December 27.
He said during talks, the issues of common concerns including Afghanistan would be discussed. He reiterated that peace in Afghanistan was of utmost importance to Pakistan and the latter had been extending all out cooperation in this regard.
Answering another question about a Pentagon report, the spokesperson said Pakistan did not allow its territory to be misused against any other state.
Pakistan’s role and successes for elimination of terrorism and sacrifices in this struggle had been widely acknowledged by the international community including the United States, he remarked.
Responding to a question about the Indian Prime minister’s statement on Indian involvement for disintegration of Pakistan, the prime minister said the interference by Indian state actors in Pakistan was a proven fact that had been substantiated by the statements of Prime Minister Modi and Ajit Doval and arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav.
He told media that around 728 Pakistanis were in Saudi jails on various charges; however the Pakistani embassy facilitated them for consular services as well as for negotiation with the employers to resolve the dispute.