Pakistan won’t allow India free hand on Kashmir, asserts Aziz

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security says Pakistan is responding to Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary in a befitting manner.

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Published: Tue 28 Oct 2014, 1:59 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 2:54 AM

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has blamed India for wanting to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its own way, which he said Pakistan would not allow.

“India wants to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its own way and Pakistan will not allow this Indian attempt to succeed,” he said while speaking to reporters in Islamabad.

The adviser added that Pakistan is responding to Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary in a befitting manner, adding that the Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken as its weakness.

He said Pakistan has been highlighting human rights violations by the Indian forces in Indian Kashmir where India has deployed 700,000 troops to suppress Kashmiris.

Referring to India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement disapproving of Pakistan’s recent move of approaching the UN to ‘internationalise the Kashmir issue’ and seeking the world body’s intervention, saying all issues could be resolved through bilateral talks, Aziz said, “UN resolutions on Kashmir cannot be ended in this way.” “We are making efforts at an international level to make the UN Military Observers Mission more active,” he said while talking about cross-border firing by India.

“The government will send emissaries and delegations to different countries to inform them about the Indian aggression on Line of Control and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces,” he added. According to Radio Pakistan, Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC and across the world, will observe “Black Day” October 27 to convey to the world that India has occupied Jammu and Kashmir against their will.

The day will be marked with a shutdown in Kashmir and rallies in other places as it was October 27, 1947, when the Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it.

A call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. -news@khaleejtimes.com (with inputs from IANS)



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