India has deployed more troops in Kashmir for a bigger crackdown, he said. As a result, Kashmiris are scared and they have shut down their businesses, the foreign minister added.
A new wave of harassing and tormenting Kashmiris has set in and there are reports of Kashmiri people across the country being beaten, their properties set light and intimidated. The Hurriyat leadership has been taken into custody and steps are being taken to deport them from Kashmir, Qureshi remarked.
The Indian police and security forces are acting as silent spectators and doing nothing to stop this harassment campaign, he added.