Concern over killings in IIOJK conveyed to UN Rapporteur

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Islamabad

UN Special Rapporteur on Summary and Extra Executions was conveyed Kashmiris’ serious concern over growing incidents of extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests and persecution of youth by Indian forces in the UN-recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) Chairman Altaf Hussain Wani through a communique addressed to the UN Special Rapporteur while referring to the killing of two civilians Manzoor Ahmed Shalla and Bashir Ahmad by the Indian forces on 12th June in Kashmir’s Sopore town said, “The cold-blooded murder of the youth in Police custody was yet another sickening chronicle of extra-judicial killings and senseless violence that has taken a heavy toll on precious human lives in the region”.

He said that it was quite perplexing that the custodial killing of unarmed and defenseless Kashmiris in so-called cordon-and-search operations continue unabated despite the ravaging Covid 19 pandemic.

He said that over the past one and a half year 36 cases of custodial deaths have been reported in Kashmir valley alone.

“Genocide of Kashmiris under the garb of black laws has become a routine matter in Jammu and Kashmir where men.—KMS

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