Shiv Sena extremism getting out of hand, says FO spokesperson

  • Pakistan demands that foreign powers take notice of Shiv Sena’s extremism, says FO spokesperson
  • Condemns the crackdown on Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir


Pakistan has asked the International Community to take notice of the terror activities of Shiv Sena in India.
Addressing the weekly briefing on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah said that Pakistan has already expressed concerns about the rising Hindu extremism, which targeted several Pakistanis in India.
The spokesperson said that Indian actions in Occupied Kashmir are an attempt to stifle the voices of Kashmiris, who are struggling against the continued Indian occupation and gross human rights violations by Indian troops.
He said Pakistan condemns the recent crackdown on political activists – especially Hurriyat leaders in the Occupied Kashmir – ahead of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit.
The spokesperson said that massive gatherings of Kashmiri people in Occupied Kashmir for the Hurriyat Leadership is a stamp of approval for the realisation of the right to self-determination.
To a question, Qazi Khalilulah said that Pakistan has submitted four comprehensive reports to the UN on national measures to implement the Security Council resolution 1540, which specifically aims to prevent WMD terrorism.
He said that the Pakistan Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security is a model that aspiring nations can emulate for effective protection of nuclear installations.
The spokesperson said that Pakistan has adopted effective security and safety regimes for the protection of nuclear installations and the international community is satisfied on these measures. He said that Pakistan is playing an active role in international bodies.
To a question, Qazi Khalilullah said that Pakistan is ready to arrange talks between the Afghan Government and Taliban, if Kabul makes a request in this regard.
To another question, he said that Pakistan desired that all the parties involved in the South China Sea dispute should resolve the issue through dialogue.