Pakistan denounces India’s relentless state terrorism in occupied Kashmir


Security guards watch a street during clashes between protesters and government forces in the Batamaloo neighborhood of Srinagar on September 17, 2020. – AFP / Files

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan denounced India’s relentless state terrorism and extrajudicial killings of innocent people in bogus “encounters” and “cordon and search” operations in US-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. ‘India.

More than three hundred Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by Indian occupation forces in the past year, according to a foreign ministry statement on Sunday.

“Four other young Kashmiris were martyred in Kulgam and Pulwama districts at IOJK yesterday. A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured during the illegal and inhumane military crackdown, ”he said.

India must understand that the use of brutal force against the Kashmiri people, including extrajudicial killings, torture and death in custody, enforced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leaders and youth, the use of guns to lead, the destruction of houses to inflict “collective punishments” on Kashmiri communities and other methods of subjugation have failed in the past and will not succeed in the future, according to the statement.

“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 grow stronger in the face of Indian state terrorism,” the President said. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Foreign Ministry called on the international community to be fully aware of the steadily worsening situation at the IOJK and to hold India accountable for gross human rights violations and war crimes in the occupied territory.

Pakistan also urged the world community to work for a peaceful settlement of the dispute in Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people for lasting peace and stability in the region.


Thelma J. Longworth

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