During a visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir, a high-level delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission took notice of the killing of four civilians by Indian border forces in India-held Kashmir, said a Wednesday press release issued by the Foreign Office.
Three civilians were killed and 28 others injured in anti-India protests that erupted on Tuesday following a gun battle between suspected separatists and Indian forces that resulted in the death of one of the militants. The gun battle began after police and soldiers cordoned off the southern town of Chadoora following a tip-off that at least one militant was hiding in a house.
Intense clashes between rock-throwing protesters and Indian forces, who started firing into the crowd, erupted just a few hundred metres from the besieged house. The militant was reportedly killed in the fighting.
According to a statement released by IPHRC, the delegation, which is being headed by Med S.K. Kaggwa, also visited refugee camps and interacted with Kashmiri refugees who have migrated from IHK to escape Indian atrocities.