Islamabad (April 02, 2018): Pakistan on Sunday had condemned the killings of the Kashmiri protesters and civilians, the country’s front-line political leadership and others have slammed Indian brutality.
Prime Minister has condemned Indian brutality in Kashmir that resulted in martyrdom of 20 Kashmiris. This act of barbarism in Indian Occupied Kashmir is violation of human rights: Foreign Office of Pakistan.#KashmirBleeds #Kashmiris
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) April 1, 2018
Armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear fanned out across the region and are patrolling streets in anticipation of anti-India protests and clashes.
Political leaders also condemned the violence, calling for action against India.
The foreign minister termed Sunday the “worst day of state terrorism in Kashmir valley”.
20martyred in South Kashmir Shopian,Islamabad districts of occupied Kashmir bloodbath today, Indian occupation forces martyred 20 Kashmiris,300 injured and destroyed over 5 houses and still counting..worst day of state terrorism in Kashmir valley
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) April 1, 2018
“Movement that is rooted in heart and soul of a people and represent their innermost aspirations and a struggle for identity, cannot be crushed with the physical might,” Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said. “New phase in the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination is inspired by legendary valour of Burhran Wani.”
Movement that is rooted in heart & soul of a people & represent their innermost aspirations and a struggle for identity, cannot be crushed with the physical might. New phase in the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination is inspired by legendary valour of Burhran Wani https://t.co/IXHGeulEoM
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) April 1, 2018
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan also took to Twitter to condemn the violence and demanded the United Nations to act against India.
مقبوضہ کشمیر میں بھارتی افواج کی معصوم کشمیریوں کیخلاف بربریت اور نہتے افراد کے قتل کی شدید مذمت کرتا ہوں۔ پاکستانی قوم حق خودارادیت کی جمہوری جدوجہد میں اپنے کشمیری بھائیوں کیساتھ ہے۔ اقوام متحدہ کی سلامتی کونسل مقبوضہ وادی میں ستم ڈھانے والے بھارت کیخلاف کارروائی کرے۔
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 2, 2018
Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed submitted a resolution condemning violence by Indian forces in the region.
Furthermore, After the atrocitities, a complete shutter down strike called on Monday in the Indian occupied Kashmir by the separatists.