Pakistan condemns extra-judicial killing of two more Kashmiris in IIOJK

Islamabad reiterates call for independent inquiry under international scrutiny


APP May 18, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan has strongly condemned the extra-judicial killing of two more innocent Kashmiris in Khanmoh area on the outskirts of Srinagar in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

“The impunity granted to Indian Occupation Forces has resulted in the systematic targeting of Kashmiri youth through extra-judicial killings, torture in custody, enforced disappearances and incarcerations under the cover of draconian laws such as Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Public Safety Act (PSA) and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA),” a statement issued by the Foreign Office said on Tuesday.

“Pakistan has consistently emphasised that the gross and systematic violations of human rights being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces warrant an investigation by a United Nations Commission of Inquiry, as recommended by the OHCHR in its reports of 2018 and 2019,” it added.

According to the official statement, Pakistan reiterates its call for independent inquiry under international scrutiny to investigate the unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces and to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.

According to several human rights organisations, thousands of people have reportedly been killed in IIOJK since 1989.

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