Srinagar: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that Pakistan wants peace but if India resorts to any aggression, “we will give a befitting response”, Radio Pakistan reported.
Talking to media in Sukkur today, he regretted that the Indian posture is so “belligerent that even the Indian cricket players are wearing caps of their army during matches”.
He said that while the entire world is accepting Pakistan’s narrative today, the Indian narrative is not being accepted even by the Indian people and voices are coming from inside India that New Delhi has lost Kashmir, the report said.
He said that besides Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders, pro-India politicians Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah are also criticizing the Indian policies in Kashmir.
Qureshi said that the situation in Kashmir has deteriorated to the extent that the United States has described the state a dangerous area and warned its citizens not to visit it.
He said the UN Human Rights Commission has called for setting up a commission of inquiry to probe human rights abuses in Kashmir and the British House of Commons has also expressed concern over the situation in the area.
He asked the OIC and the world community to take notice of “India’s belligerent behavior” and intervene in the affairs of Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister said India will have to grant self-determination right to the Kashmiri people.