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Pak says it wants ‘meaningful’ dialogue with India over J-K issues

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3 August 2017,

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that Indian government is trying to label the indigenous movement for self-determination as terrorism, but the world has rejected the severe distortion of facts.

“In its malicious tactics, India continues to harass Kashmiri leaders and desperately trying to portray Kashmiri indigenous movement for self-determination as terrorism,” the spokesperson said during his weekly briefing.

“The world has rejected the Indian attempts,” he added.

The spokesperson further said that over 110 people mostly young boys were injured after Indian forces used excessively brutal forces, bullets, pellets and teargas shells on defenceless Kashmiris during peaceful protests in occupied Kashmir.

“The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns Indian brutal killing and use of brute force against peaceful Kashmiri protesters in IOK. One boy has been completely blinded due to the use of pellet guns by Indian forces,” he added.

He also condemned the unlawful detention of Kashmiri leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik while adding that that the dwellers of the valley have not been allowed to offer Friday prayers in five weeks.

In his briefing, Zakaria also condemned the latest terrorist attack in Afghanistan which killed at least 33 in a Herat mosque and expressed his sorrows over the loss of precious lives.(Agencies)

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