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Pakistan condemns commendation of Indian Army officer Major Leetul Gogoi

Awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, Who Brazenly Used AKashmiri Youth As A Human Shield, Is Condemnable. It Is A Crime And An Insult To Humanity, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria Told Reporters During The Weekly Briefing At Islamabad.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 25 May 2017, 05:29:58 PM
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New Delhi:

Pakistan on Thursday condemned the honouring of Indian Army office, Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a civilian in Kashmir to a vehicle and used him as human shield.

"Awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, who brazenly used aKashmiri youth as a human shield, is condemnable. It is a crime and an insult to humanity," Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria told reporters during the weekly briefing at Islamabad, Pakistan.

The international community, particularly, the UN should take cognizance of the act, he added. Gogoi, a Major in the 53 Rashtriya Rifles, has been honoured with the Army Chief's commendation card for his"sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations".

Zakaria further accused India of perpetrating and financingterrorism in Pakistan, saying the confessional statement ofIndian prisoner on death row Kulbushan Jadhav confirms it.

Talking about the International Court of Justice rulingin the Jadhav case, he said Pakistan is preparing for the nexthearing of the case. Zakaria said Kashmir should be demilitarised to implementUNSC resolutions so that the Kashmiri people could exercise their right to self determination.

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On China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he said it wouldbring benefits for the entire region and not just for Pakistanand China. He said several countries have expressed desire tojoin the project. 

READ: Major Leetul Gogoi who tied man to jeep in Kashmir awarded by Army Chief for counter-insurgency operations

With PTI inputs

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First Published : 25 May 2017, 05:16:00 PM

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