ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Strongly condemning the latest extra-judicial killings by the Indian forces of three Kashmiri youth in Srinagar on December 29, Pakistan has said that it is doubly inhuman that the bodies of the three martyrs are not handed over to their families for a proper burial despite repeated appeals by the families.
The families and neighbors of the martyred Kashmiris – Aijaz Maqbool Ganie, Zubair Ahmed Lone, and Athar Mushtaq Wani (aged 16 and student of Class-11) -have affirmed that the young boys were innocent who visited Srinagar on the fateful day and became victims of Indian state-terrorism.
“This is a new form of oppression that the Indian occupation forces are now resorting to in order to break the will of the Kashmiri people. They will never succeed in this attempt,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The statement said that the unabated killing spree in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) and the reprehensible refusal to hand over the bodies should be a matter of grave concern for the people of conscience across the world. It said that the morally bankrupt RSS-BJP regime should not be allowed to act with such impunity.
“Pakistan has consistently emphasized that the gross and systematic violations of human rights being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces warrant an investigation by a UN Commission of Inquiry, as recommended by the OHCHR in its Kashmir reports of 2018 and 2019,” the statement added.
“Pakistan reiterates its call for an independent inquiry under international scrutiny to investigate the extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces and to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.”