Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday asked the world community to hold India “accountable” for its “crimes against humanity” in Kashmir, as it demanded justice for the families of 25 Kashmiris allegedly killed by Indian security in 1990, a media report said.

Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in a statement that January 25 reminds Pakistan about the “massacre of more than 25 innocent defenceless Kashmiris” in Handwara by Indian security forces 27 years ago, the report added.

He, according to the report, said that the “horrific massacre was committed by the Indian forces” just three days after they had reportedly killed more than 50 Kashmiris in Gawkadal.

“On both the occasions the Indian forces had unleashed terror on peaceful protesters. The perpetrators of the two massacres that I mentioned are yet to face justice while victims’ families have been suffering from the unforgettable and unbearable pain for 27 years,” Zakaria was quoted by the report.

He further said that Kashmiris were hoping that the world community will make India “pay for their crimes against humanity”, the report said.

“The killing, arbitrary arrests and fake encounters of Kashmiris continue and their fundamental rights are being denied constantly. International Community must act to hold India accountable for their crimes against humanity,” he was quoted by the report to have said.

 

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