ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the reprehensible act of registration of cases against the grieving family members of the iconic Kashmiri leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, by the Indian occupation forces and urged the international community to take serious note of the unprecedented repression.
"After denying the family the right to bury Syed Ali Shah Geelani as per his will, the Indian occupation forces have further resorted to harassing the family of Syed Ali Shah Geelani by registering cases against them on trumped up charges," Foreign Office said in a statement, on Monday.
It stated that India's mistreatment of Syed Ali Shah Geelani's family is part of its agenda to force Kashmiris to prevent them from demanding the exercise of their inalienable right to self-determination, but it will never succeed, as the resolve of the Kashmiri people is getting strengthened with the passing of every day.
"International community must take serious note of this unprecedented repression, and the persisting systematic human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and hold India to account for its inhuman, unjust and illegal actions," it added.
Police in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday, lodged an FIR against the family members of the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others for raising "anti-national slogans" and wrapping his dead body in Pakistan flag.
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