Pakistan strongly condemns extra-judicial killing of innocent Kashmiris in IIOJK

Islamabad, July 02 (KMS): Pakistan has strongly condemned the extra-judicial killing of a 17-year-old innocent Kashmiri boy by the occupational forces in Indian iIllegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the extra-judicial killings, torture in custody, enforced disappearances and incarcerations have become a norm in IIOJK to suppress the Kashmiris.

Reportedly, the teenage cricketer Zakir Bashir was brutally tortured by the Indian occupation forces before being shot dead.

The spokesperson said, during this year alone, the Indian occupation forces have extra-judicially killed 57 innocent Kashmiris; arbitrarily detained and arrested 350 others; and destroyed 58 houses of the Kashmiri people.

“India’s gross and systematic human rights violations in IIOJK warrant investigation by the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI), as recommended by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in its reports of 2018 and 2019. India must realize that no amount of brutalization can neither subjugate the Kashmiris nor break their will in their struggle for the right to self-determination,” he said.

He urged the international community to fulfill its obligation of protecting the defenceless Kashmiris against the egregious human rights violations in IIOJK and hold India accountable for its serious crimes against humanity.