ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemned extra-judicial killing of four more Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and urged the world community to hold New Delhi accountable for its gross and systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the occupied valley.
At least 25 Kashmiris have been martyred in fake encounters and so-called “cordon and search operations” by the Indian occupation forces since 1st October 2021, Foreign Office said in a statement.
It stated that extra-judicial killings, illegal detentions, daily harassments, and restrictions on fundamental freedoms, continue to be the norm in the IIOJK.
“India must understand that no amount of systematic brutalities, rampant use of force and brutal clamp-downs can suppress the indigenous Kashmiri struggle. Kashmiris remain resolute in their just cause in the face of repulsive Indian state-terrorism,” it added.
It stated that Pakistan has shared with the international community a comprehensive dossier containing irrefutable evidence of Indian human rights violations and war crimes in the IIOJK.
“Pakistan calls on the international community to hold India accountable for its gross and systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in IIOJK,” said the statement, adding that the Indian government must allow international human rights and humanitarian organisations and UN Special Mandate Holders unhindered access to the IIOJK to conduct independent investigations and allow the people of the occupied territory to exercise their right of self-determination as enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021