With a video showing Pakistan's brutality in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) going viral, India has slammed Islamabad's claim that the footage was doctored and that it was part of Indian media's propaganda.
Senior government sources said the "veil which the Pak Army and ISI had put" over the region has been lifted and the "real and horrific consequences" of Pakistani occupation has been revealed to the outside world, according to a PTI report.
"Familiar Pakistani tactic to blame everything on India. The camera does not lie. The images are quite graphic," they said.
The viral video shows people protesting against the government in PoK regions such as Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and Kotli.
However, Pakistan foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has claimed that it was a propaganda.
"Pakistan has always raised the voice for the Kashmiris. Whole world is watching how Pakistani flags are being raised in Kashmir (Indian side)," PTI quoted Chaudhry as saying.
"From our side it will only be political, moral and diplomatic support for them and that we will continue to extend but there is no answer for the propaganda," he said.
Recently, after raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had proposed a four-point peace initiative for India that included demilitarising Kashmir, renouncing the use or threat of use of force, withdrawal from Siachen Glacier and formalising ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).
India, however, rejected Sharif's "peace initiative" saying that de-terrorising Pakistan is the answer, not demilitarising Kashmir. "To de-militarise Kashmir is not the answer, to de-terrorise Pakistan is," Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup had tweeted.
Earlier, Pakistan had told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that India has plans of building a "10 meter- high and 135 feet-wide embankment (wall) along the 197- kilometre Working Boundary", or the LoC. However, reacting to it, India had said that Pakistan's accusation was based on Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin's information and that it will respond at "an appropriate time".
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