Pak summons Indian high commissioner over Kashmir killings

Pak summons Indian high commissioner over Kashmir killings

Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday summoned the Indian High Commissioner to demand “fair and transparent” inquiry against individuals responsible for “blatant” violation of fundamental rights and killing of many civilians in Kashmir in the wake of protests over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
The Pakistan Foreign Secretary called in Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to convey “Pakistan’s serious concerns over the recent killings of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and many other civilians in Kashmir by the Indian military and paramilitary forces,” a statement said.
The foreign secretary said that use of excessive force against civilians protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings was deplorable and blatant violation of the Right to Life, Right to Freedom of Expression and Opinion, Right to Peaceful Protest, Right to Peaceful Assembly, and other fundamental rights.
The foreign secretary also deplored the firing by Indian security forces on peaceful protesters, the statement said.
The statement said that oppressive measures cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of self-determination in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.
The foreign secretary reiterated Pakistan’s call to the Indian government to fulfill its human rights obligations and its commitments under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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