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Pakistan condemns killing of militants

In this July 21, 2016 file photo, Pakistan's foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan.   | Photo Credit: AP

Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of militants in Pulwama and Baramulla, and called upon the UN and the international community to stop the bloodshed in Kashmir. The Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Pakistani, Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz, in a statement, said Kashmiris were killed extra-judicially as had been done on numerous occasions in the recent past. “How many more Kashmiris would India kill so mercilessly? If India thinks that by killing more and more Kashmiri youth, India would suppress the Kashmiris movement for their right of self determination, it has not learnt any lessons from history,” Mr. Aziz said.

He urged the international community, particularly the UN, the Organisation of Islamic Countries and human rights organisations to call upon India to immediately stop “the ruthless killing of defenceless Kashmiris”. He also accused India for heightening tension on the Line of Control to hide these crimes against the innocent Kashmiris .

“In their desperation to hide the reality of the indigenous uprising of young Kashmiris, including by tens of thousands of girls and boys, India is trying to equate it with terrorism. The facts have repeatedly come out proving that indigenous Kashmiris were killed by Indian occupation forces in ‘fake encounters’ and ‘buried’, claiming them to be ‘infiltrators’ from across LoC,” Mr Aziz said.


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