Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said today that his country will continue to support the political struggle of Kashmiris. He said Pakistan is committed to protecting and preserving the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people. Bajwa made these statements while he was on an official visit to take stock of the situation at the Line of Control. Pakistani border security forces have alleged that India has violated the ceasefire, and Bajwa was there to take stock of the situation. However, such allegations of ceasefire violations have been rubbished by Indian Army.
Bajwa visited various parts of the Line of Control including the Haji Pir sector. While talking to Pakistani troops, Bajwa tried to motivate them by saying, “We will always stand by their (Kashmiris) rightful political struggle for the right of self-determination and recourse to basic human rights.” Bajwa also made accusations that India was sponsoring terrorism in Kashmir. To experts, this statement was laughable since most countries in the world are aware that it’s Pakistan that is involved in spreading terrorism. In his usual rhetorical manner, Bajwa went on to say that violence is being used against people of Kashmir and those that live on the Pakistan side of the LoC are also being threatened.