Pakistan condemns extra judicial killing of Kashmiri youth by Indian forces

Pakistan has strongly condemned extra judicial killing of another Kashmiri youth in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) by occupying Indian forces.

In a statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Pakistan has condemned extra-judicial killing of a 17-year-old innocent Kashmiri named Zakir Bashir by Indian forces in the disputed valley.

17-year-old Zakir Bashir was brutally tortured by the Indian occupation forces before being shot dead.

Highlighting Indian atrocities in the disputed valley, Pakistan has stressed that extra-judicial killings, torture in custody, enforced disappearances and incarcerations have become a norm in IIOJK to suppress the Kashmiris.

So far in 2021, Indian forces have extra-judicially killed 57 innocent Kashmiris; arbitrarily detained and arrested 350 Kashmiris

 Meanwhile, 58 houses have also been destroyed during this period.

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, read the MoFA press-release.

Pakistan has called upon the international community to fulfill its obligation of protecting defenseless Kashmiris against the egregious human rights violations in IIOJK and hold India accountable for its serious crimes against humanity.

Denouncing India’s draconian policies in the disputed valley, Pakistan has maintained that no amount of brutalization can subjugate the Kashmiris nor break their will in their struggle for the right to self-determination.