Use of cluster bombs by Indian Army in Kashmir is outrageous: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD; PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the use of cluster bombs by Indian Army in occupied Kashmir, on Saturday, terming it outrageous.

Also: Indian Army used cluster bombs, says ISPR

The use of cluster bombs by Indian Army in occupied Kashmir has been condemned across the board by civil and military authorities in Pakistan.

Taking to Twitter, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto slammed the Indian Army for its atrocities and also spoke out against the atrocities being committed in the disputed territory.

“Use of cluster bombs by Indian Army in Kashmir is outrageous. India continues to flout international conventions in its bloody attempt to stifle aspirations of the people of Kashmir. The world continues to ignore human rights catastrophe. This must change if we are to have peace,” he tweeted.

The Indian army earlier this week used cluster ammunition to target the civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) across the Line of Control (LoC) in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday.

According to the statement, the Indian military on the night of July 30/July 31 targeted innocent citizens including women and children in Neelum Valley through artillery using cluster ammunition. The attack left two civilians, including a 4-year-old boy, dead and 11 others were critically injured.

“This is [a] violation of Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law,” the military’s media wing said, adding that the use of cluster ammunition is prohibited under the Convention on Cluster Ammunition because of its severe impact on non-combatants.