RAWALPINDI: Spokesperson of the armed forces, Director General Inter Services Public Relations on Wednesday said India was sowing the seed of a new war.
“India is pushing the region into war,” Asif Ghafoor said while addressing a press conference regarding the ongoing situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He said extremist ideology was currently ruling India. It was the same mindset which carried out bloodshed in Gujarat and demolished Babri Masjid, he said. The secular India had entered the phase of fascism and extremism, he added.
“No Indian act is acceptable to us which negates Kashmiris’ right of self-determination,” he said highlighting the Kashmir dispute.
The spokesman said on August 5, Modi carried out illegitimate action by repealing special status of Kashmir. “People are imprisoned, hospitals and educational institutes are closed, one armed military man is deployed at every door, politicans are under house arrest and even opposition leaders are not allowed to visit the valley,” he said.
Asif Ghafoor said in his first speech, Prime Minister Imran Khan had offered India of peaceful dialogue, but in return India sent fighter pilots which were given a befitting response.
He said India through indirect strategy tried to attack Pakistan and arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav was a manifestation of this act.
“When all other options are exhausted, war fighting becomes an option by compulsion not by a choice. India should not forget February 27. Our Shaheen pilots are ready for any Indian misadventure.
“We breath with Kashmir. Kashmir is our jugular vein, we will go to any extent for Kashmir. We will fight till our last soldier, last bullet and last breath for Kashmir,” he said.
Repudiating rumours on social media about a deal on Kashmir conflict, the DG ISPR said how can someone think that we could make compromise on Kashmir.
He said Pakistan would continue help for Kashmiris at any cost. “We want to send this message clearly to Kashmir that we are standing by them in this hour of need.”
In a hybrid war, he said, an attempt was made to divide the nation.
On western border, he said if Afghanistan was peaceful Pakistan Army’s 200,000 military deployment at the western border would be retracted, which India did not want.