Geelani Writes to UN Chief for ‘War Crime Tribunal’ for JK

Srinagar Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has written a letter to United Nations Secretary General.

He has demanded appointment of a War Crime Tribunal for Jammu and Kashmir to identify the culprits of Human Rights abuses.

“The indiscriminate use of lethal weapons, pellet guns, bullets, pawa shells to contain public rallies while chanting slogans for right to self-determination, has become a routine matter. People are mercilessly killed, maimed arrested, blinded, bruised and molestation of woman is used as a war weapon by Indian occupation forces. In this grim situation the life, honor and property of the people has become vulnerable,” he alleged.

Geelani asked the world body to prevail upon the Indian government to give free access to global human rights groups so that they take stock of the situation with regard to human rights abuses in Kashmir.

“The volatile situation prevailing in Kashmir needs a proactive approach by UN to avert any possible nuclear collusion between the two nuclear powers of the sub-continent and we expect facilitation of the same from your Excellency,” reads the letter.

Geelani pointed out that most recently, International Community has embarked on an unprecedented effort to map out normative guidelines for global justice.

“It is important to refer that to the normative political changes that have ensued at the international level in recent years have reinvigorated the critical importance of the UN efforts to safeguard human rights all over the world. The UN intervention in almost all the conflict zones and regions of the globe (e.g. Kosovo, East Timor etc.) is lauded as a welcome move. It is in this context, the people of Kashmir demand the UN intervention for a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir issue, lingering for the last seven decades before the UNO,” he said.

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