Pakistan needles India on Kashmir again, Army Chief Bajwa backs terrorism in Valley

Pakistan's Army Chief said his country will always stand by Kashmiris in their struggle for the right of self-determination and recourse to basic human rights.

Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited the Line of Control and said that Pakistan would continue to support the struggle of the Kashmiris.

The Army Chief said Pakistan will always stand by Kashmiris in their struggle for the right of self-determination and recourse to basic human rights.

During his LoC visit, Bajwa was also briefed about the operational preparation of Pakistan Army along the LoC and ceasefire violations. The chief expressed satisfaction over preparations of the troops.

The army chief in an interaction with the troops said, "We will always stand by their (Kashmiris) rightful political struggle for the right of self-determination and recourse to basic human rights."

Bajwa accused India of "state-sponsored" terrorism in Kashmir.

Bajwa alleged that India was not only involved in aggression against the people in Kashmir but also against the people living on the Pakistani side of the LoC. Bajwa added, "India vents aggression and frustration at the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and Pakistani villages along the LoC and Working Boundary," adding "but we must keep our response purely in military domain in accordance with our values."

India has repeatedly rejected Pakistan's allegations of rights violations in Kashmir.

(With inputs from PTI)