Pakistan renewed on Tuesday its call for an impartial investigation into the extra-judicial killings of three workers in occupied Kashmir in July under international scrutiny.
“The revelations that weapons were planted on the bodies of the labourers martyred in occupied Kashmir — to make it look as though they were armed fighters in a staged gun battle — are only a tip of the iceberg of Indian crimes against the Kashmiri people.”
The revelations that weapons were planted on the bodies of martyred workers in occupied Kashmir to make it look like they were armed fighters in a staged gun battle are only a tip of the iceberg of Indian crimes against the people of Kashmir.
Police in occupied Kashmir on Saturday charged an Indian army captain and his two accomplices with killing three local employees and passing them off as militants.
Police said the captain had staged a gunfight on July 8, in a charge sheet filed in a local court, to make it look like a confrontation with militants. The Jammu and Kashmir Police Special Investigation Unit, which was charged with probing the fake encounter, filed a 300-page charge sheet against the army soldier.
The FO spokesman claimed in today’s statement that the list of India’s atrocities against the people of Kashmir was long.
In the last year, more than 300 innocent Kashmiris, including women and girls, were martyred in fake ‘encounters’ and staged ‘cordon and search’ operations.
Pakistan has repeatedly drawn the attention of the international community to extra-judicial killings by the Indian occupying forces of innocent Kashmiris in order to further consolidate India’s unlawful occupation of the region, the declaration said.
It added that the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) had published related findings of extra-judicial killings in two studies on Kashmir in 2018 and 2019.
As proposed by the OHCHR, the heinous act of extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri workers, as well as other similar actions over the past three decades, warrants an investigation by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry to reveal the repression of Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir.
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“Nothing short of an inquiry under international scrutiny will either meet the requirements of justice or be accepted by the Kashmiris people. No cover-up exercises can anymore hide India’s crimes and save it from international censure,” said the FO spokesperson.
Pakistan reiterates its call on the international community to keep India responsible for its atrocities against the people of Kashmir and to seek to settle the conflict between Jammu and Kashmir in line with the related resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the wishes of the people of Kashmir, the statement stated.