Pakistan condemns killings of three Kashmiris by Indian forces

Indian soldiers patrol on Jammu-Srinigar National Highway during a combing operation after a gun battle with attackers at an Indian army base in Nagrota, approx. 15 km from Jammu. —AFP / fil

The Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Pakistan condemned the extrajudicial killings of three Kashmiris by the Indian forces in the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) Shopian city.

“Pakistan strongly condemns the extrajudicial killings of three Kashmiris, including a 14-year-old youth and a 10th-grade student of the Indian occupation forces in a so-called ‘cordon-and-search,'” a State Department statement said.

Indian forces had shot down two Kashmiris in a meeting overnight Sunday morning, while another was killed Saturday night, according to the Hindustan Times – that

“The further intensification of ‘false encounters’ is a matter of serious concern. Extrajudicial killings of young men, including teenage boys, and refusal to return human remains of the martyrs are completely illegal and reflect the moral bankruptcy of the Indian occupation forces,” he said. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

The Foreign Ministry recalled how Pakistan had repeatedly called for independent investigations – under international control – of the extrajudicial killings of all innocent Kashmiris.

“We call on the international community to hold India accountable for gross and systematic human rights violations in the IIOJK and to work for a peaceful solution to the Jammu and Kashmir conflict in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmir people,” it added. .

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