Pakistan denounces Indian CDS statement.


ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan yesterday condemned the irresponsible remarks made by Indian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, at Raisina Dialogue 2020, raising inter alia the usual Indian bogey of 'terrorism.'

'We condemn the highly irresponsible remarks, making the repugnant suggestion of putting young Kashmiri children in de-radicalisation camps and seeking to place Pakistan on FATF blacklist,' said a foreign ministry statement.

These remarks, it added, 'are reflective of the extremist mindset and bankrupt thinking that have evidently also permeated the state institutions of India.'

As a perpetrator of unabated state-terrorism in the Indian-held Kashmir, the statement said: 'India is in no position to pontificate on the issue of terrorism. Indian-held Kashmir has already been turned into the world's largest prison camp with 8 million Kashmiris incarcerated there since August 5, 2019.'

It said with over 900,000 Indian occupation forces perpetrating egregious violations of human rights; draconian laws such as Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act enabling them complete impunity; and over 13,000 young Kashmiri boys abducted from their homes and away from their...

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