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Pak accuses India of ‘brutal crackdown’ in Kashmir

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Islamabad, Apr 1 : Pakistan today accused India of carrying out a “brutal crackdown” on protestors in Kashmir and said the Indian security forces are “deliberately and systematically” targeting them.

The Foreign Office (FO) in a statement said, “There were reports of continuing brutal crackdown especially the use of pellet guns on protestors and the suspension of Internet services, in an attempt to subjugate and further repress the innocent Kashmiris.”

“We have repeatedly pointed out that Kashmiri youths are being deliberately and systematically targeted with a view to breaking the will of the Kashmiri people,” the statement said.

The Foreign Office’s statement came as militant groups in Kashmir suffered a major setback after 11 terrorists were gunned down in counter-insurgency operations in three different areas in South Kashmir in which three Army jawans and two civilians were also killed.

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