Pakistan strongly condemned the “barbaric” custodial killing of three Kashmiri citizens in Baffliaz, Poonch district of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The condemnation comes in the wake of an Associated Press report revealing the alleged torture to death of three Kashmiris while under the custody of the Indian army.
According to the report, the army had detained “at least eight civilians” for questioning after an attack on two army vehicles in Poonch. Locals accused army personnel of causing the deaths of the three individuals through torture within a nearby military camp. The bodies, showing signs of severe torture, were then delivered to the local police, who informed the families.
In response to these distressing events, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch issued a statement, asserting that the civilians were tortured to death at a camp of the Indian occupation army. The statement referred to a viral video clip allegedly showing Indian personnel stripping three men and using chilli powder on them.
The incident, as per the spokesperson, once again exposes India’s ongoing state-sponsored terrorism in IIOJK. The statement emphasized the need for holding the perpetrators accountable and highlighted India’s brutal occupation as the root cause of major issues in the region.
Furthermore, the spokesperson reiterated the call for the Kashmiri people to realize their inalienable right to self-determination, as outlined in relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The condemnation underscores Pakistan’s stance against human rights violations and custodial killings in the disputed region, emphasizing the urgency for international attention and accountability.