ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today (Saturday) has rejected the ‘unwarranted and tendentious comments’ of the Indian Foreign Minister (FM), blaming Pakistan for the current state of bilateral relations.
“The statement reflects on its own egregious behaviour marked by illegal and unilateral actions in Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and systematic violations of human rights against innocent Kashmiris,” FO Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement.
The spokesperson further said that the portrayal of innocent Kashmiri youth, women, and children, martyred in fake encounters and cordon-and-search operations, as terrorists is a travesty and reflective of the moral bankruptcy of the Indian leadership.
“The so-called preachers of trade and connectivity should also tell the world as to who is blocking regional cooperation and the SAARC process, with its next Summit pending since 2016,” he added.
Referring to the RSS-BJP regime, the spokesperson said that it is the RSS-BJP regime’s dangerous policies of ‘Hindutva’ and ‘Akhand Bharat’ that continue to victimize the Kashmiris.
“The RSS-BJP regime’s dangerous policies are also squeezing the space for the minorities in India on the one hand, and create problems with nearly all of India’s neighbours on the other hand,” he concluded.