Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Thursday during the weekly press briefing said India has resorted to tactics of harassing relatives of the Hurriyat leaders and meting out “inhuman treatment” to the Kashmiri Leaders to deter the indigenous movement for self-determination in Jammu and Kashmir spearheaded by Kashmiri youth, The News International reported.
“We have been sensitizing the International community as well as the UN and other relevant quarters on the grave human rights situation in Kashmir and unending bloodshed of Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces,” he added.
He said since July 8, 2016 alone, hundreds of Kashmiris have been killed, over 8,000 are victims of pellet guns with hundreds of youth blinded either completely or partially, 19,000 have been wounded many with life threatening injuries, over 18,000 arrested with their fate remaining unknown and around a thousand cases of molestation of Kashmiri women have been reported.
Terming the accusations of Afghan media regarding training of Afghan children in Pakistani seminaries a baseless propaganda, Zakaria said Pakistan has educated 50,000 Afghan children so far in Pakistani schools along with local children with same standards of education.
Replying to a question, he said Pakistan was always ready to alleviate the sufferings of its Kashmiri brother’s whether from a natural catastrophe or man-made disaster.