Selective definition of terrorism betrays war on terror: Pakistan’s Former Foreign Minister

Published By ITCT News Desk On : September 15, 2018
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Islamabad: Former Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Muhamamd Asif denounced what he calls “selective” definition of terrorism by India and the United States. He was referring to the US-India joint statement during a recent visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to New Delhi.

The former Foreign Minister of Pakistan, who is currently an MNA from PML-N party, was likely referring to Indian atrocities in Kashmir, where six Kashmiri youth were reportedly killed by Indian army on Saturday. Indian army claimed that they were militants.

“Indo/US joint statement on 6 sept out of Delhi after Secretary Pompeo visit, mentioned terrorism repeatedly but completely ignored worst kind of state terrorism against kashmiris..selectively defining terrorism is betraying the cause of war against terror,” Khawaja Asif tweeted.

 

India-administered Kashmir has seen a steady rise in violence in recent months.

India has deployed about 500,000 soldiers in the zone it controls, where separatists who are mostly dominated by Islamic militant groups demand independence from Indian rule.

The UN human rights chief last month called for an investigation into alleged human rights abuses by Indian security forces in Kashmir — claims that were dismissed as “fallacious” by the government in New Delhi.

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