Pak PM accuses India of launching brutal crackdown in Kashmir

Islamabad, April 2:
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has accused India of launching a brutal crackdown in Kashmir.
Abbasi’s statement late last night came after Indian forces on Sunday killed 13 militants and four civilians in three operations in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag and Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The brutal crackdown, including the despicable use of pellet guns on civilians who were protesting against the killing is deplorable,” Abbasi said.
He also asked the international community to urge India to allow access to fact finding missions of the UN to Kashmir.

Pakistan Foreign Office accused Indian forces are “deliberately and systematically” targeting people in Kashmir.
“There were reports of continuing brutal crackdown especially the use of pellet guns on protestors and the suspension of Internet services, in an attempt to subjugate and further repress the innocent Kashmiris,” the FO said in a statement.

“We have repeatedly pointed out that Kashmiri youths are being deliberately and systematically targeted with a view to breaking the will of the Kashmiri people,” the statement said.