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Pakistan responds to India's statement on taking back Kashmir

Pakistan, Kashmir, Indian External Affairs

Islamabad - Pakistan would be ready to respond effectively to any act of aggression," the statement said.



By IANS

Published: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 7:45 AM

Last updated: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 9:58 AM

Pakistan on Tuesday "strongly condemned and rejected the inflammatory and irresponsible" remarks made by the Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on taking back Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, saying they could "further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region".
In a statement, hours after India said that Pakistan-administrated Kashmir was a part of its territory and it expected to get "physical jurisdiction" over it one day, the Pakistan Foreign Office the remarks were "an obvious manifestation of India's frustration over the continued international censure of its egregious human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir".
It said India "cannot divert international attention from its crimes against the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir by blaming Pakistan".
It said that India "continues to unashamedly justify the violation of Kashmiris' human rights".
It called on the international community to take "serious cognisance of India's aggressive posturing" about taking 'physical jurisdiction' of Pakistan-administrated Kashmir.

"Coming from a state, such irresponsible and belligerent statements have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region. Pakistan stands for peace, but would be ready to respond effectively to any act of aggression," it said.

"Instead of resorting to jingoistic rhetoric, India must rescind its illegal actions, stop forthwith grave human rights violations in J&K, refrain from violating international law, and fully comply with UN Security Council resolutions for a final settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute," the statement said.


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