Islamabad, August 29: Pakistan has registered a strong protest against what it called “extra-judicial killing of four more Kashmiris in staged encounter in Shopian region of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).”
Pakistan foreign office spokesperson also condemned the imposition of restrictions on Muharram processions. “Equally condemnable are the restrictions imposed on religious processions and gatherings during Muharram,” said the spokesperson.
“Nearly three hundred innocent Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces in fake encounters, so-called “cordon and search” operations, and other instances of use of brutal force including pellet guns during the last one year. India’s inhuman methods to subjugate the Kashmiri people through killings, torture, forced disappearances and incarcerations have failed in the past and will not succeed in the future. The long communications blockade and Indian attempts to muzzle the media, including targeted campaigns against Kashmiri male and female journalists, are further illustration of how the brutalization of Kashmiris continues to accentuate under the RSS-BJP regime,” said a scathing official communique of the Pakistan Foreign Office.