Mirwaiz Asks Pakistan To Allow UNHRC Team To Visit ‘Azad’ Kashmir


SRINAGAR: All Parties Hur­riyat Conference (m) Chair­person, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday welcomed the state­ment of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) High Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Husein in which he had ex­pressed concern over the hu­man rights violations in Jammu Kashmir and sought permis­sion of both Government of In­dia and Pakistan to send their team here to inquire about the grave human rights violations.

Mirwaiz asked the GoI to im­mediately allow the UNHRC team to the visit Kashmir and take stock of the “worst human rights violations” and killings happening in Jammu Kashmir.

Expressing hope that Gov­ernment of India would give up on its “adamant” stance and fa­cilitate the UNHRC team to vis­it Kashmir, he said this would help the international commu­nity to know the reality and ground situation in Kashmir.

Mirwaiz asked the Govern­ment of Pakistan also to allow the UNHRC team to visit “Azad” Kashmir, as it this would only “expose Government of India’s propaganda on Azad Kashmir and call its bluff”.

Mirwaiz said, “the cold-blood­ed murder a young professor in Khrew Shabir Ahmad Mangoo, son of Wali Muhammad Man­goo of Khrew Pampore who was dragged out his home, beaten and then mercilessly killed in custody will even put the Nazis to shame. The country that prides itself of patronising Ahimsa is sinking itself further and further in the morass of tyr­anny, with no remorse.”

Mirwaiz further said, “let the infamous regime know that its anti-human tactics of blocking supply of fuel and essential food items like milk and vegetables from reaching people so that they suffer and are brought down on their knees and taught a lesson, will not deter a nation that has shown such tremendous resilience for their just cause.”

“It seems that the GoI has for­gotten the history of its own free­dom struggle where in the peo­ple of India did not bow before the British repression which though was of a far milder na­ture than what we are being sub­ject to, but did not give up until the British left,” he added.

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