Islamabad, April 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed deep shock and grief at the indiscriminate, vicious killing of more than seventeen Kashmiri youth in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian forces. The brutal crackdown, including the despicable use of pellet guns on civilians who were protesting against the killing is deplorable.
Strongly condemning the gross inhuman violations of the basic human rights of innocent Kashmiris, including the basic human right to life and health, the Prime Minister emphasised that Indian attempts to label the legitimate Kashmir struggle terrorism cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.
The Prime Minister stressed the need for the international community to urge India to allow access to fact finding missions of the OHCHR and OIC IPHRC to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He also called upon the UNSC Secretary General to appoint a special representative for Jammu and Kashmir, where India, encouraged by the silence of the international community, continues to kill with impunity.
For more information, contact:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan