Pakistan condemns atrocities in IIOJK, summons Indian Cd’A over Assam

By Staff Reporter
Saturday – September 25, 2021
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemned, on Friday, the extra-judicial killing of three Kashmiris, including a 65 year old man, in Uri sector along the line of control (LoC) in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

According to foreign office (FO) press releases, this is another example of India’s unabated State-terrorism being perpetrated against Kashmiris for decades.

The so-called “anti-infiltration” operation in Uri is the typical false flag operation by India that Pakistan has been warning the world about. This is an old Indian ploy to malign Pakistan.

It is high time that India recognised that no amount of staged-managed mischief and brutal clamp down on Kashmiris can suppress the Kashmiris’ movement to achieve right to self-determination nor will it mislead the world into accepting India’s desperate attempt to portray that as a victim of terrorism.

Indian occupation army has intensified extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris in so-called “cordon-and-search” operations (CASOs). More than 100 Kashmiris have been martyred this year.

Rampant human rights’ violations by India in IIOJK warrant an investigation by a United Nations (UN) commission of inquiry, as recommended by the office of the UN high commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) in its Kashmir reports of 2018 and 2019.

Separately, on Friday, the Indian charge d’ affaires (Cd’A) was summoned to the FO and conveyed government of Pakistan’s grave concern over the recent targeting of Muslims in India’s state of Assam, where a brutal eviction drive against the Muslim residents of the state has been launched.

The video which shows killing of an unarmed man by the police and the desecration of his mortal remains by the individuals embedded with the security forces is shocking beyond belief.

It was conveyed to the Indian official that the recent incidents of violence are, unfortunately, only a continuation of the relentless anti-Muslim violence which has become a norm in India under State patronage.

Security forces are either themselves involved in perpetrating brutalities against Muslims with impunity or provide protection to the ‘Hindutva’ extremists and terrorists who regularly indulge in lynching and other forms of torture against Muslims.

A series of anti-Muslim and anti-minority legislations enacted by government of India and incidents of violence against Muslim highlight the rising levels of intolerance and lack of respect for the minority communities in India.

The Indian Cd’A was told that the government of India must investigate the recent anti-Muslim violence in Assam and other such incidents that have happened throughout India and punish the perpetrators of these crimes.

It should also take measures to stop such incidents from recurring in future.