ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office on Thursday said extreme brutality and human rights violations by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir would only serve to fortify the resolve of the Kashmiri people.
In his weekly media briefing in Islamabad, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the Indian forces had martyred more than 20 people including Zubair Ahmad Bhat (Age 22), Mehraj-ud-Din Mir (Age 28), Muhammad Iqbal Bhat (Age 30), Mushtaq Ahmad Thoker (Age 38), Adil Ahmed Thoker (Age 23), Zubair Ahmad Turray (Age 26), Rayees Ahmed Thoker (Age 22), Nazim Nazir Dar (Age 18, Hafiz-e-Quran), Yawar Ahmad Itoo (Age 19), Ubaid Shafi Malla (Age 19), Ishfaq Ahmad Malik (Age 23), Aedimad Fayaz Malik (Age 26, M-Phil scholar), Sameer Ahmed Lone, Gyas-ud-Din Thokar (Age 28), Ishfaq Ahmed Thokar (Age 25), Aaqib Ibal Malik (Age 20), Rouf Bashir Khanday (Age 21), and Gowhar Ahmed Rathore (Age 22) in Shopian, Islamabad and Kangan areas of India Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Faisal said over 300 defenseless Kashmiris including young people were injured by bullets and pellets guns while 41 persons face vision loss with at partial or complete blindness due to pellets fired on them by Indian occupation forces.
“Pakistan has unequivocally condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the brutal and indiscriminate use of force by the Indian occupation forces,” he said.
The Spokesperson said yet again that mindless killing spree exposed the ugly and inhuman face of the state-terrorism that India had been perpetrating against the Kashmiris for decades.
“We have repeatedly pointed out that the Kashmiri youth is being deliberately and systematically targeted with a view to breaking the will of the Kashmiri people,” he said. “However, such cowardly actions of the occupying forces only serve to fortify the resolve of the Kashmiri people.”