ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reaffirmed support to the Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle against Indian oppression till the realisation of their inalienable right to self-determination.
In a statement on the occasion of Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the government and people of Pakistan pay homage to the 22 sons of Indian-occupied Kashmir, who laid down their lives fighting the brutal Dogra forces in Srinagar in 1931.
“The courage of these martyrs galvanized an unparalleled struggle for self-determination in 1931 that continues till date,” said the spokesperson. He added that over 390 Kashmiris have been martyred by the Indian occupation forces in IIOJK since August 5th, 2019.
During this year alone, the Indian forces have extra-judicially killed 85 innocent Kashmiris including young boys and women, arbitrarily arrested and detained 537 Kashmiris and destroyed 31 houses. The unabated Indian repression over the past seven decades, has failed to break the will of the Kashmiri people, added the statement.
The spokesperson once again called upon the international community, particularly the United Nations and human rights organisations, to investigate the persistent extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian forces and bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.