ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui on Thursday strongly condemned restrictions imposed by Indian authorities on Eid-ul-Adha prayers in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
She said imposition of restrictions on prayers on one of the most important days of the Islamic calendar represented complete disrespect by the Indian government for the sentiments of the Muslims of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. She said it was also a flagrant violation of their fundamental freedom of religion.
Aisha Farooqui urged the international community, the United Nations, and human rights and humanitarian organizations to take notice of glaring denial of the religious rights and freedoms of the Kashmiri people in violation of international laws and conventions.
Replying a question, the Foreign Office Spokesperson said that Pakistan will continue its efforts in highlighting Indian Occupation Forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir before the world. She said that the Foreign Office will run a campaign in this regard through its missions across the world.
Condemning the inauguration of Hindu Temple in Aodhya, she said that BJP led Modi regime converted secular India into a Hindu state promoting Hindutva Ideology. She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has several time highlighted Modi’s brutalities against minorities including Muslims and urged the international community to come forward and stop India. She said international human rights organizations also, in its reports, highlighted Indian state terrorism and brutalities through its police and army in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Commenting on ceasefire offer by Taliban in Afghanistan during Eid, Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan welcomes all steps for promoting peace in the neighboring country according to Doha Agreement.
Replying a question about COVID-19, she said that cases in Pakistan are significantly declining due to timely and effective effort by the government to deal the pandemic.