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Pakistan rejects India’s claim that life has returned to normal in Jammu and Kashmir

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Pakistani Foreign Ministry, on Thursday, rejected Indian statements about returning to normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir after 150 days of siege.

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry, in a statement, referred to the lack of validity of the Indian allegations regarding the area, which is subject to a curfew, and restrictions in communications, entry and exit since last August 5.

She said that Pakistan will continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to protect the more than 8 million Kashmiris who are under occupation by 900,000 Indian security personnel who deal harshly.

And she affirmed that Islamabad will continue to raise the voice of the people of the region in all international forums, and will work to implement the right of the Kashmiris to self-determination, which the United Nations has given them.

She noted the intention of the Pakistani government to stress the need for the international community to take steps against “state terrorism practiced by India against Kashmiris.”

It called for an end to the curfew and meeting, the arrests and restrictions imposed in the area since August 5, and the release of male detainees of childhood age.

On August 5, the Indian government decided to cancel the special situation in the region of “Jammu and Kashmir” and divide it into two regions, and imposed restrictions on roaming and communication in them, and blocked Internet service.

The name “Jammu and Kashmir” is given the name India-controlled Kashmir, and it includes resistance groups that have been fighting since 1989 against what they consider an “Indian occupation” of their territories.

Its residents are demanding independence from India, joining Pakistan, since the two countries gained independence from Britain in 1947, and Islamabad and New Delhi sharing the Muslim-majority region.

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