ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Pakistan has strongly condemned
extra-judicial killing of a 17 year old innocent Kashmiri Zakir Bashir by
the occupation forces in Kulgam district of the Indian Illegally Occupied
Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
According to a statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid
Hafeez Chaudhri, reportedly, the teenage cricketer was brutally
tortured by the Indian occupation forces before being shot dead. The
extra-judicial killings, torture in custody, enforced disappearances and
incarcerations have become a norm in IIOJK to suppress the
During this year alone, the Indian occupation forces have extra-
judicially killed 57 innocent Kashmiris; arbitrarily detained and
arrested 350 Kashmiris; and destroyed 58 houses of the Kashmiri
India’s gross and systematic human rights violations in IIOJK warrant
investigation by the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI), as
recommended by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights (OHCHR) in its reports of 2018 and 2019.
India must realize that no amount of brutalization can subjugate the
Kashmiris nor break their will in their struggle for the right to self-
“We urge the international community to fulfill its obligation of
protecting defenceless Kashmiris against the egregious human rights
violations in IIOJK and hold India accountable for its serious crimes
against humanity” Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said.