ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the extra-judicial killing of four more Kashmiri youth as a result of continued state terrorism by Indian occupation forces.
In a statement, the Foreign Office strongly condemned the killings in Pulwama and Baramulla districts of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). It said that 113 extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris have been recorded this year.
“Since India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, more than 636 Kashmiris have embraced martyrdom in fake ‘encounters’ and so-called ‘cordon-and-search operations’,” the statement said.
“The intensified military crackdown and the rising numbers of extra-judicial killings in IIOJK are part of the extremist anti-Muslim designs of the “Hindutva” inspired BJP-RSS combine in India,” it said, adding that Kashmiri youth have been a target of the 900,000 strong Indian military occupation force stationed in the region.
The Foreign Office said India must realize that use of brutal force against the Kashmiri people, extra-judicial killings, custodial torture and deaths, forced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership and youth, and other methods of subjugation have failed in the past and will not succeed in the future.
It said that through a dossier unveiled last year, Pakistan has provided incontrovertible evidence of the gross and systemic oppression and human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces in IIOJK.
Pakistan reiterates its call for investigation of extra-judicial killings in IIOJK by establishing an Independent Commission of Inquiry as recommended by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in its Kashmir reports of 2018 and 2019.
Pakistan also urges the international community to hold India responsible for its brazen suppression of innocent Kashmiris and play its due role in ensuring a just and peaceful resolution dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.
In Indian-illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, four more Kashmiri youth in Baramulla and Pulwama districts in continued search and cordon operations.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) condemned the killings and paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. In a statement in Srinagar, it said one day India will have to submit to the right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people as a result of the great sacrifices of the youth.