Pakistan denounces death of Kashmiri youth in Indian custody

Pakistan has strongly condemned the death of a Kashmiri youth while being in custody of Indian forces Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

In a statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has denounced the killing of a young Kashmiri Mohammad Amin Malik who was tortured to death by Indian forces in IIOJK.

Indian forces have killed more than 50 Kashmiris since January 2021 in fake encounters in the name of so-called “security operations” against the innocent Kashmiri civilians. Young men including minor children are murdered in broad daylight using brutal and indiscriminate force.

Meanwhile, arbitrary detentions of Kashmiri youth also continue unabated. In addition, refusal to return the mortal remains of martyrs for proper burial demonstrates the moral bankruptcy of the Indian government.

The use of brutal force against innocent Kashmiris cannot suppress the struggle for their legitimate right to self-determination, said MoFA.

Pakistan has reiterated its plea to international community to hold India accountable for the grave and systematic human rights violations of the Kashmiri people and work for peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.