Pakistan strongly condemns the extrajudicial killings of five more Kashmiri youth in Baramulla and Srinagar districts of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) in the last three days.

The Indian Occupation Army has intensified extra-judicial killings of the Kashmiris in so-called “cordon-and-search” operations. More than 100 Kashmiris have been martyred this year alone.

It is a matter of grave concern that the draconian military siege, extra-judicial killings, torture in custody, enforced disappearances and incarceration of senior Kashmiri leadership continue unabated in IIOJK.

The spate of violence against innocent Kashmiris only portrays India’s frustration over its failure to suppress the just struggle of the Kashmiris for their legitimate right to self-determination.

The gross and systematic human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian Occupation Forces in IIOJK warrant investigation by the UN Commission of Inquiry, as recommended by the OHCHR in its Kashmir reports of 2018 and 2019.

We once again call upon the international community to hold India accountable for the grave human rights violations of the Kashmiri people and work for peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.

26 August 2021

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