ISLAMABAD, OCT 11 – Pakistan strongly condemned unabated Indian state-terrorism and extra-judicial killings of innocent Kashmiris in fake “encounters” and so-called “cordon-and-search” operations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Over three hundred Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces during the last one year.
Four more young Kashmiris were martyred in Kulgam and Pulwama districts in IIOJK yesterday. A 14-year old boy was seriously injured in the illegal and inhuman military crackdown.
India must realise that use of brutal force against the Kashmiri people, including extra-judicial killings, custodial torture and deaths, forced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership and youth, use of pellet guns, destruction of houses to inflict ‘collective punishment’ on the Kashmiri communities, and other methods of subjugationhave failed in the past and will not succeed in the future.
The indigenous resistance movement of the Kashmiris for their inalienable right to self-determination, as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, will only become stronger in the face of Indian state-terrorism.
Pakistan calls upon the international community, including the United Nations, human rights organizations and the global media, to take full cognizance of the consistently aggravating situation in IIOJK and hold India accountable for egregious human rights violations and war crimes in the occupied territory.
Pakistan also urges the world community to work for peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC Resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people for durable peace and stability of the region.