Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday “strongly condemned the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris” in Indian-held Kashmir by Indian security forces and asked for the resolution of the issue in accordance with United Nation Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
The premier tweeted on his official handle and wrote: “Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UNSC resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”
Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UN SC resolutions & the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 22, 2018
Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred 14 people and injured more than 50 other in Laroo area of Kulgam district of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) Sunday, triggering wide protests.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), three of the martyred got killed during an exchange of fire with the troops. The rest were killed when an unexploded shell went off at the site of a gunfight in the southern district of Kulgam while people were removing the debris of the destroyed house.
The incident followed a cordon and search operation, jointly launched by Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifle, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group in the district.
Some media reports quoted a police official saying that Indian forces carried out a midnight cordon around a dozen houses in Laroo village of the district on a tip about the presence of rebels. The operation resulted in the death of three rebels who were hiding in one of the houses, according to the official.
“There was an exchange of gunfire and grenades from both sides,” he added.
Moreover, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also condemned the incident and expressed solidarity with the Kashmiris.
On Sunday, Foreign Office condemned the brutal killings of Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces and expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur condemned the killing of Kashmiri youth by Indian troops and drew the attention of the world community towards the worst atrocities of Indian security forces on innocent Kashmiris.
“The world conscience should raise its voice on this barbaric treatment,” the minister said, adding that Pakistan will continue to expose the true face of India on all international forums.