33 martyred, 236 injured in Indian Occupied Kashmir in June 2018: FO

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir martyred 33 Kashmiris and injured at least 236 in June 2018 alone, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

In his weekly media briefing in Islamabad, the Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the Indian occupation forces continue to kill innocent defenseless Kashmiris with impunity.

The Spokesman said that out of 33 martyred Kashmiris, seven youth were killed in a fake encounter in Kupwara. He said that those martyred also included three widowed women and four children.

Dr Faisal said that those injured in Indian Occupied Kashmir suffered fatal and serious injuries due to indiscriminate brute force including firing of bullets, pellets, PAVA and teargas shells by Indian occupation forces.

Furthermore, he said that over 176 people including Hurriyat activists and students were arrested last month during house raids and crackdown operations.

“We reiterate that OHCHR’s (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) recommendation for establishment of Commission of Inquiry to assess the Human Rights situation in the region may immediately be implemented,” Dr Faisal.

The Foreign Office Spokesman also said that we urge the International Community to call India to account for its grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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