India’s actions in Kashmir represent constant threat to regional security: Pak army

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The Pakistani military condemned New Delhi for its aggressive acts, claiming they represent a constant threat to regional security, while Kashmiris across the globe observe Youm-e-Istehsal, opposing the atrocities perpetrated on the people of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu Kashmir (IIOJK) by India.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement on Saturday criticizing India for revoking Article 370 on August 5, 2019, saying that “Such actions coupled with the Modi-led administration’s belligerent rhetoric and hostile actions continue to perpetuate humanitarian and security crises in IIOJ&K and pose a perpetual threat to regional security.”

The removal of Article 370 by New Delhi, which ended the special status of the occupied valley, was deplored by Kashmiris all over the world. An international uproar was caused by India’s actions, which resulted in a military siege and the loss of autonomy.

According to the ISPR, Pakistan’s armed forces and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCsSC) expressed sympathy with the valiant and tenacious people of IIOJK in their righteous fight for the right to self-determination by UN resolutions.

In his message to Kashmiris on this day of horror, President Arif Alvi stated that Pakistan would continue to speak for its Kashmiri brothers and sisters, who have made immeasurable sacrifices and would provide all assistance possible to ensure the fullest realization of their legal rights.

We are certain that the only way to bring about lasting peace and security in South Asia is through a peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir conflict, by the pertinent resolutions of the UN Security Council and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, he continued.

Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his support for Kashmiris, saying that Pakistan would continue to provide unwavering moral, political, and diplomatic support to the legitimate and noble cause of the Kashmiri people’s battle for independence.

“It is Pakistan’s steadfast commitment and promise to our brothers and sisters in Kashmir that we will echo their voices, at every forum, until the world takes action and urges India to end its egregious human rights violations and forcible occupation of IIOJK, undo all unilateral and illegal measures it has taken since 5 August 2019, and take necessary steps to carry out a fair and impartial plebiscite by the United Nations Security Council resolutions,” he said.

The special status of IIOJK was illegally and unilaterally abolished by India on August 5, 2019, according to the prime minister. Since then, he said, the Modi-led government has turned to using violent and brutal force to repress the Kashmiri people.

In the meantime, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari reiterated that his country would continue to bring up the rampant Indian crimes in the IIOJK at every international gathering.