‘Fake encounters’: Pakistan slams extrajudicial killings in IIOJK | The Express Tribune

Pakistan has strongly condemned the unabated “extrajudicial killings” in fake encounters in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

In an official statement on Tuesday, Foreign Office condemned “staged cordon-and-search operations by Indian occupation forces” in the disputed territory.

The communique came in response to media reports on the reported killing of two more innocent Kashmiris in Srinagar.

“Resulting from an unrelenting killing spree and egregious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in IIOJK, 19 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred with impunity by Indian occupation forces in the last one month alone,” it added.

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The Foreign Office highlighted that two Kashmiris were martyred on December 13 in a fake encounter in Srinagar by the occupation forces.

According to the official statement, gross and systematic human rights violations by the Hindutva inspired BJP-RSS government in India 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.

“Pakistan reiterates its call for the international community including the UN to take immediate cognisance of the worsening human rights situation in IIOJK, listen to the voices of the oppressed Kashmiris and help them in their just and legitimate struggle for their right to self-determination,” It concluded.

Less than a week ago, Pakistan had strongly condemned the extra-judicial killing of another three Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces in Shopian, and urged the international community to take immediate notice of the state-terrorism in IIOJK.

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