ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, on Monday, strongly condemned the arrest of 1,400 Kashmiris on orchestrated charges by Indian occupation forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), and termed this a prime example of India's state terrorism.

"Pakistan strongly condemns the arrest of over 1,400 Kashmiris on false charges in one of the biggest ever crackdowns in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). These arbitrary arrests and detentions by Indian occupation forces are prime example of India's state-terrorism and trampling of fundamental human rights in IIOJK," Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said in a statement.

He said that the recent surge in extra-judicial killings, staged cordon-and-search operations and arbitrary arrests in the IIOJK are a source of serious alarm for the international community.

Last month, he added that Pakistan unveiled a comprehensive dossier comprising irrefutable evidences of gross and systematic human rights violations, war crimes and false flag operations in the IIOJK being carried out by Indian occupation forces with impunity. "India must recognise that no amount of brutalisation of Kashmiris can suppress their voice and the legitimate movement to achieve their inalienable right to self-determination."

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