On a day that the US clamped down on Pak-based terrorist organisations, former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has tweeted against India about the unprecedented crackdown on terror in the Valley that took place this weekend.
Taking the Pakistan establishment and Kashmir-based Pak proxies' line, Afridi has written:
"Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren't they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?"
Afridi's tweet mirrors one by his forerunner as Pak captain Imran Khan from Monday. The PTI leader, who is campaigning for the upcoming Pak general elections had written:
"Strongly condemn the brutality of Indian forces against innocent Kashmiris and the killing of unarmed civilians in IOK. The people of Pak stand with the Kashmiris democratic struggle for self determination. The UNSC must act against Indian aggression in IOK."
Following the neutralisation of 13 terrorists by Indian security forces in three encounters in the Valley, the Pakistani government had issued a number of statements attempting to portray the terrorists as 'innocents'.
The truth of the matter, however, was that the terrorists killed were far from innocent. The counter-terror operations are said to have dealt a huge blow to the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and the Lashkar-e-Taiba and two of the terrorists had been involved in the cowardly killing of Lt Ummer Fayaz in May 2017.
Recoveries comprising AK-47 and AK-74 rifles were made from the slain terrorists. In one case, the forces had even allowed the family of a terrorist to appeal to him to surrender. Instead, he opened fire.