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Pakistan condemns extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris in IIOJK

Pakistan on Sunday condemned unabated state-terrorism and extra-judicial killings in fake “encounters” and so-called “cordon-and-search” operations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

More than 300 Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by the occupation forces during the last one year, Foreign Office said in a statement on Sunday.

According to the communique, four more young Kashmiris were martyred in Kulgam and Pulwama districts in IIOJK on Friday and a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured in the “illegal and inhuman military crackdown”.

Pakistan urged India to realise that use of brutal force against the Kashmiri people, including extra-judicial killings, custodial torture and deaths, forced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership and youth, use of pellet guns, destruction of houses to inflict ‘collective punishment’ on the Kashmiri communities, and other methods of subjugation have failed in the past and will not succeed in the future.

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 become stronger in the face of Indian state-terrorism, the official statement added.

Pakistan called upon the international community, including the United Nations, human rights organisations and the global media, to take full cognisance of the consistently aggravating situation in IIOJK and hold India accountable for egregious human rights violations and war crimes in the occupied territory.

Islamabad also urged the world community to work for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC Resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people for durable peace and stability of the region, the communique also said.

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