FM says Pakistan will give 'befitting response' to India in case of 'any misadventure'

FM says Pakistan will give 'befitting response' to India in case of 'any misadventure'
Multan: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will give a befitting response to India in case of any misadventure along Line of Control (LoC).

While talking to media in Multan on Saturday, he said that Narendra Modi-led fascist government in India is preparing to begin construction work on Ram Mandar in Ayodhya and Pakistan condemns this act.

“Mosques have been closed in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and entire political leadership of Kashmir been detained,” he said adding that Pakistan will continue to extend political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in struggle for freedom.

Foreign Minister further said that Pakistan will observe ‘Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir’ (Day of Exploitation in occupied Kashmir) on August 05 to mark one year of India’s illegal occupation of Kashmir.

“Last year on August 05, Indian government tried to divide Kashmiri people through illegal abrogation of Article 370. Ever since then, Kashmiri people are subjected to gross human rights violations at the hands of Indian forces. The shining India has been turned into burning India,” he stated.

On Friday, FM announced that Kashmir Highway will be renamed as Srinagar Highway in solidarity with Kashmiri people.

India on August 05, 2019 in a unilateral move abrogated Articles 370 and 35A granting special status to occupied Kashmir. The move was followed by imposition of curfew and communication blackout in the valley still intact after four months.

Pakistan has, ever since, been raising its voice against Indian atrocities and gross human rights violations in Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan also, in his historic speech at UNGA session, highlighted how India has illegally imposed curfew and lockdown in the valley. He also warned the world that the worst humanitarian crisis could unfold in Kashmir followed by a possibility of war between the two nuclear states.

On October 31, India formally divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir in to two new federally-administered territories as per the constitutional changes approved by the Indian parliament on August 5.

According to the new arrangement, the occupied Kashmir is divided into two union territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which borders China. The two new union territories are now ruled directly from the capital Delhi. As per Indian constitution, union territories have far less autonomy from the federal government than states do.

Even the international media, on several occasions, has highlighted the deteriorating situation in Kashmir resulting from the persistent curfew and lockdown.