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Pakistan asks India to investigate custodial death of Kashmiri leader Altaf Shah
October 15, 2022

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Pakistan has asked India to immediately investigate the custodial death of Kashmiri leader Altaf Ahmed Shah and hold to account all those responsible for the tragedy.

Speaking at the weekly press briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said we are deeply saddened at the inhuman custodial death of Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmed Shah, who remained imprisoned in the infamous Tihar Jail for the last five years.

He said the Indian Charge d’ Affaires in Islamabad was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conveyed Pakistan’s strong protest over the death of Altaf Ahmed Shah caused by Indian government’s deliberate negligence, and utter disregard for human rights.

The spokesperson also strongly condemned the extra-judicial killing of two more Kashmiris in fresh acts of state-sponsored terrorism by Indian occupation forces in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.