PAKISTAN NEWS: Pakistan condemns killing of two Kashmiris by Indians in IoK

“Pakistan strongly condemns the killing of two innocent Kashmiris in the Khanmoh area on the outskirts of Srinagar by Indian soldiers in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” the FO said in a statement.

Islamabad noted that “the indifference of the Indian military has led to the Kashmiri youth targeting with out-of-court killings, torture in custody, forced disappearance and imprisonment”.

The FO also noted that the actions of the Indian military are provided with legal coverage under violent laws such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Public Safety Act, and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The FO also stressed that Islamabad “invariably” has requested an investigation by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry, as recommended by the OHCHR in its 2018 and 2019 reports.

He added that the commission should investigate “serious and systematic human rights violations” committed in the disputed district.

“Pakistan reiterates its call for an independent international investigation into the Kashmiris killings by the Indian Occupation Forces,” the statement said.

The day before, Indian media quoted local police as saying that two suspected terrorists were “killed” when they met “on the outskirts of Srinagar.

According to India’s Indian Express, the Kashmiris killed were identified as Mudassir Khanday and Waseem Bashir Pandit. They said the two were allegedly part of the Al Badr militia.

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