ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP):Pakistan on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bloodbath in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) by the occupation forces that had resulted in the martyrdom of 14 innocent Kashmiris and injuries to more than 200 protesters.
The Foreign Office Spokesperson, in a statement, said the mindless killing spree carried out by the Indian occupation forces on Saturday was yet another example of their atrocities against the innocent Kashmiris. “India continues to kill and maim, under the garb of combating terror.”
“In the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, every man, woman or a child, who protests against India’s illegal occupation and brutalities against innocent and hapless Kashmiris, is a terrorist,” he added.
India, he said, continued to use vicious tactics to intimidate, disrespect and silence the Kashmiris and their struggle to achieve their just right to self-determination.
He said India had continued to ignore legitimate demands for international probe into gross and systematic human rights violations, including use of pellet guns, excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests and detentions, as well as continued sexual violence, as a part of overall impunity enjoyed by the Indian security forces.
The spokesperson said despite hollow Indian claims, Jammu and Kashmir remained an internationally recognized dispute, pending on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council. “The dissociation of India from reality is alarming, more so for India itself. To try to deflect international attention from IoK, India continues to launch a volley of attacks along the Line of Control, killing and maiming innocent civilians, living along the border.
“1.5 billion people of this region have been deprived of peace and prosperity for the last 70 years by India, as it backed off from implementing the promises it made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and with the international community,” he remarked.
The government and the people of Pakistan, he said, reaffirmed their continued and resolute moral, diplomatic and political support to the oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their valiant struggle for realization of the fundamental right to self-determination.
“Pakistan calls upon the international community to call upon India to put an immediate halt to the bloodshed in IoK and to be cognizant of its responsibilities in the matter. India has to allow investigations by an independent fact finding Commission of OCHCR, OIC and IPHRC into the ongoing gross human rights violations in IoK and to fulfill its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir,” the FO spokesperson added.