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06/08/2019 4:00 PM IST | Updated 06/08/2019 4:32 PM IST

Pakistan Army Says It Will 'Go To Any Extent' To Support Kashmiris

"Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end," General Bajwa said.

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Pakistan’s army chief said on Tuesday the country’s military will “go to any extent” to support people in the Kashmir region, a day after India revoked special status for Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end. We are prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfil our obligations in this regard,” General Qamar Javed Bajwa said.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir as “illegal” and said it will “further deteriorate” relations between the nuclear-capable neighbours.

Khan made the remarks while speaking with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad on the situation in Kashmir, Geo News quoted a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Monday.

The Pakistan Foreign Secretary on Monday called upon India “to halt and reverse its unlawful and destabilising actions, ensure full compliance with UN Security Council resolutions, and refrain from any further action that could entail serious implications.”

The Foreign ministry’s statement said that Pakistan would continue to extend “political, diplomatic and moral support to the indigenous legitimate Kashmiri people’s struggle for the realisation of their inalienable right to self-determination. ”

Pakistan’s human rights minister Shireen Mazari termed India’s move as “completely unacceptable.” 

“International Court of Justice must be approached immediately, as well as moving the UNSC and other international forums including human rights organisation,” she said. 

(With PTI inputs)