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Pakistan strongly condemns unabated extra-judicial killings in occupied Kashmir by Indian Forces

Pakistan has strongly condemned unabated extra-judicial killings in occupied Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Forces.

In a statement today [Saturday], Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson said that during the past 5 months more than 110 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces in fake “encounters” and so-called “cordon-and-search” operations. In the last two days alone, another 8 Kashmiris have been martyred in Pulwama and Shopian.

The Spokesperson said BJP leadership must realize that it is directly responsible for these politically-motivated, arbitrary killings of Kashmiris by the Indian security forces. The international law prohibits the arbitrary deprivation of life and extra-judicial killings.

She said this norm is codified in every major human rights treaty and convention. No illegal Act, such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, can sanctify or provide legal cover to a crime recognized as such by international law.

She urged international community to take immediate cognizance of the persistent reports of arbitrary and extra-judicial killings in occupied valley, falsely labelled as having been the result of “encounters” or as having occurred in “cross-fire.”

She said the virtual impunity of the Indian occupation forces must end and the perpetrators must be held accountable for such heinous crimes against the Kashmiri people.

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