Islamabad: Needling India on the Kashmir unrest, Pakistan yesterday said the death of a 12-year-old Kashmiri boy due to pellet injuries was the “worst example of state terrorism.”
Condoling the death of Junaid Akhoon, Foreign Office (FO) claimed the incident was part of “continued Indian atrocities” in Kashmir. “The cold-blooded murder is the worst example of state terrorism of the Indian government and is indeed deplorable,” it said in a press release.
“The government and the people of Pakistan convey their deepest condolences on the death of Junaid to his bereaved family,” it added. The FO said the people of Kashmir are demanding their fundamental human rights, especially the right to self-determination, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.
The FO said there should be a “fair, independent and transparent inquiry into the grave human rights violations” of the Kashmiris. Junaid, who was hit by pellets in the head and chest,succumbed to his injuries on Friday. His death sparked fresh clashes at various places in Kashmir on Saturday even as curfew continued in interiors of Srinagar.