Pakistan ‘deeply concerned’ over deployment troops in IIOJK

India already has 900,000 occupation forces deployed in the region


APP November 11, 2021
A Kashmiri woman holds a girl as they watch a protest after a gun battle between freedom fighters and Indian security forces in Srinagar September 17, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan has expressed its deep concerns over the recent deployment of an additional 5,500 Indian occupation troops in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

“Indian occupation forces have unleashed unimaginable brutalities on the Kashmiris including inter-alia the use of pellet guns, extrajudicial killings in ‘fake encounters’, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, torture and custodial deaths,” a Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday.

He said Pakistan had already shared a comprehensive dossier with the international community documenting Indian state-terrorism, widespread violations of human rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity in IIOJK.

Also read: India sends thousands of more troops to IIOJK

“The deployment of these additional troops in IIOJK – the world’s most militarized region with over 900,000 occupation forces already – will further brutalize the oppressed Kashmiri people,” he remarked.

Equally reprehensible is the housing of Indian occupation forces in community centers, erection of additional bunkers in cities and the aggressive daily frisking of Kashmiri men and women, he added.

“Pakistan once again calls upon India to halt its barbarism and state-sponsored terrorism in the IIOJK, immediately cease human rights violations, lift the inhuman military siege and let the people of IIOJK exercise their right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” the spokesperson remarked.

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