Sunday, February 5, 2023

Pakistan strongly rejects Indian ministry’s irresponsible remarks

Pakistan strongly rejects Indian ministry’s irresponsible remarks
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has strongly rejected remarks of Indian Ministry of External Affairs over comments by the Pakistani leadership regarding minorities' rights in India. The FO spokesperson in a press release termed the remarks as irresponsible and completely ill-founded. It further said treatment with minorities in India is a matter of serious concern not only for the minorities and the neighbouring countries but also for the international community. The spokesperson advised India to take effective steps to protect the fundamental rights of minorities especially Muslims in the country. Earlier, the Foreign Office (FO) has strongly rejected the allegations made by the Indian army chief against Pakistan on Friday morning. In her opening statement at the weekly news briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui termed those allegations as irresponsible, false and spurious. She said these baseless Indian allegations are patently designed to divert global and domestic attention from India’s state-terrorism and egregious human rights violations and clamping of fundamental freedoms in occupied Jammu and Kashmir particularly post August 5, 2019.
India commits 765 ceasefire violations in 2019
Aisha Farooqui reminded that Indian forces this year alone have committed over 765 ceasefire violations resulting in martyrdom of 3 civilians as well as serious injuries to 54 innocent civilians. “In 2019, India violated the ceasefire agreement 3351 times,” she added. The FO spokesperson said Pakistan continues to respond to Indian belligerence in a firm and responsible manner. She asked India to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace along the line of control in the interest of regional peace and security. She said India must also allow the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSC).