We Don’t Represent Hurriyat: JKCHR

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights, has clarified that it does not represent Hurriyat or any  other  political opinion outside Kashmir and does not have any connections with any Kashmir Centre currently established by any Government or such other elements. Clarifying the status of JKCHR Dr Syed Nazir Gilani has said that JKCHR has an international personality and has a Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of UN. In addition to In addition to its work for the protection and promotion of human rights, it works in furtherance of UN activities.

According to statement Council for Human Rights is a pre-1990 institution and has represented the Unrepresented Peoples and Nations of the world at the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna. It has addressed the Plenary and the Main Committee of the World Conference and has remained involved in arranging a dialogue between Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Late Nusrat Bhutto who were leading the respective delegations of their countries and in sponsoring Kashmiris to various international forums.

Commenting on Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s statement  in reference to “ Hurriyat (M) representatives in London, Brussels and Geneva” ,  Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani Secretary General JKCHR has said that JKCHR would always increment the Rights Movement and would support the various opinions, including both factions of Hurriyat in the same manner as it has done at the Islamic Summit in Morocco, at the UN However, JKCHR has its genuine  reservations in regard to the seriousness of this statement because these Centres have been adversely listed in the FBI Affidavit filed in the Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai’s case in a US Court which after a Plea Bargain has resulted in  imprisonment and heavy fines as well.

JKCHR Secretary General has said that United Nations invites JKCHR every year to designate 5 (+2) Representatives each for the three offices of UN in New York, Vienna and Geneva.


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