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Woman among four Kashmiris martyred by Indian forces in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in an act of state terrorism on Thursday martyred four Kashmiris including a 45-year-old woman in Srinagar in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The troops martyred the youth and the woman during a cordon and search operation in Batamaloo area of the city. According to Kashmiri media, the cordon and search operation was in progress in the area.

On Wednesay, Pakistan has strongly condemned the extra-judicial killing of a shopkeeper from Sopore region of occupied Kashmir. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said 23-year old Irfan Ahmad Dar was picked up from his home and mercilessly tortured to death in police custody.

He said more than 300 innocent Kashmiris, including women and children, have been martyred by Indian forces in fake encounters, so-called “cordon and search” operations, and other instances of use of brutal force including pellet guns during the last one year.

The spokesperson said India’s inhuman methods to subjugate the Kashmiri people through killings, torture, forced disappearances and incarcerations have failed in the past and will not succeed in future. He said the ongoing state-terrorism cannot break the will of the Kashmiris or quell their efforts to secure their right to self-determination

He urged the international community to take immediate cognizance of the worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir and hold India accountable for its serious crimes against the Kashmiris.

He said India must be made to comply with its international legal obligations and respect fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people including the foremost right to life.

The spokesman said it is also the collective responsibility of the world community, including the United Nations, to work for peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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