Islamabad, September 25: Pakistan today strongly condemned the killing of prominent Kashmiri lawyer and activist, Babar Qadri, and called for independent investigation.
“Pakistan strongly condemns and seeks independent investigation into the gruesome killing of prominent Kashmiri lawyer and activist, Babar Qadri, who was shot dead by unidentified attackers in Srinagar, IIOJK yesterday,” read the Pakistan Foreign Office Statement. “Another voice critical of Indian atrocities and human rights violations in IIOJK has been silenced through an extra-judicial murder,” it read.
“The authorities in IIOJK have imposed draconian laws to silence any dissenting voice. More than 300 Kashmiris have been extra-judicially killed during the last one year in fake encounters and so-called cordon and search operations,” said the Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson.
“Babar Qadri is another Kashmiri victim of the Indian state terrorism. India must realize that brutalization of Kashmiri people cannot weaken their resolve for freedom from illegal Indian occupation and their inalienable right to self-determination.”