Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday condemned the ‘cycle of killings’ in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) by occupying forces.
Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UN SC resolutions & the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 22, 2018
The statement by the prime minister comes a day after Indian occupying forces martyred eight youths in the valley. Soon after the deaths, the authorities suspended internet services and imposed curfew-like restrictions in the district.
“It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UN SC resolutions & the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” said the premier.
On October 11, Indian occupation forces martyred 26-year-old Kashmiri freedom fighter Manan Wani and an associate in a fierce gunfight that lasted over 10 hours after Indian occupation forces were tipped off that he was hiding in a residential area, officials told AFP on the condition of anonymity.
Earlier in October, the region’s joint resistance leadership observed a complete shutdown to protest local government polls.
In September, India called off a meeting scheduled to take place in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session between its foreign minister with the Pakistani counterpart.