Pakistan to launch campaign against India for rights ‘violations’ in Kashmir

Pakistan said that the violations were a reflection of the "election manifesto" of Modi, who had said that his govt would "get tough" on Pak.

By: Press Trust of India | Islamabad | Updated: October 24, 2014 5:03 pm
A Kashmiri boy rides bicycle past Indian paramilitary soldiers keeping guard outside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. (Source: PTI) A Kashmiri boy rides bicycle past Indian paramilitary soldiers keeping guard outside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. (Source: PTI)

Pakistan will launch a campaign internationally against the human rights “violations” by the Indian army in Kashmir, the country’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs said on Friday.

Giving a statement in the Senate, the Upper House of the Parliament, on the recent incidents of ceasefire violations, Sartaj Aziz said, “700,000 Indian troops are responsible for human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and Pakistan will launch a campaign to highlight these abuses at the international level.”

Radio Pakistan quoted the adviser as saying that the violations were a reflection of the “election manifesto” of Narendra Modi, who he claimed had said that his government would “get tough” on Pakistan.

Aziz has said that India carried out 224 ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary this year and their intensity has been more than the previous violations.

He also said that Pakistan always tried to resolve the issue through dialogue but there was no positive response from the Indian side.

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