Pak condemns India’s refusal to return martyred Kashmiris’ bodies to heirs

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest extra-judicial killings by the Indian occupation forces of three Kashmiri youths in Srinagar on December 29. Islamabad called out
Delhi‘s refusal to hand over dead bodies to their heirs.
Foreign Office said the families and neighbours of the martyred Kashmiris – Aijaz Maqbool Ganie, Zubair Ahmed Lone and Athar Mushtaq Wani (aged 16 and student of Class 11) — had affirmed that the young boys were innocent, who visited Srinagar on the fateful day and became victims of Indian state-terrorism.
“It is doubly inhuman that the bodies of the three martyrs are not handed over to their families for a proper burial, despite repeated appeals from the families,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
It further termed it a “new form of oppression” that the Indian occupation forces were now resorting to in order to break the will of the Kashmiri people and emphasised that they would never succeed in this attempt.
“The unabated killing spree in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and the reprehensible refusal to hand over the bodies should be a matter of grave concern for the people of conscience across the world,” it stressed. The Foreign Office underscored that the “morally bankrupt RSS-BJP regime” should not be allowed to act with such impunity.
It said that Pakistan had consistently emphasized that the gross and systematic violations of human rights being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces warranted an investigation by a UN Commission of Inquiry, as recommended by the OHCHR in its Kashmir reports of 2018 and 2019.
“Pakistan reiterates its call for an independent inquiry under international scrutiny to investigate the extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces and to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice,” the FO statement added.