Pak PM blames India for ‘brutal crackdown’ in Kashmir
Islamabad, Apr 02 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has accused India of launching a “brutal crackdown” in Kashmir after 13 militants and four civilians were killed on Sunday.
Abbasi’s statement late last night came after Indian forces on Sunday killed 13 militants in three counter-insurgency operations that also claimed the lives of three Army soldiers and four civilians in Anantnag and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The brutal crackdown, including the despicable use of pellet guns on civilians who were protesting against the killing is deplorable,” Abbasi said.
He also asked the international community to urge India to allow access to fact-finding missions of the UN to Kashmir.
Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a brief statement said today that Indian security forces cannot suppress the “indigenous struggle of Kashmiris for self-determination”.