Hurriyat Conference Welcomes UN Report On Kashmir

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SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said the report by United Nations Human Rights Commission on Kashmir has “testified our stand that Indian armed forces under the undemocratic and unethical shield of legal impunity continue the genocide of Kashmiris”.

“Although Indian atrocities and barbarism have crossed all limits, it is for the second time that UN has realized the gravity and severity of this grave and grim situation and recommended for the commission to probe human rights violations,” Geelani said in a statement.

Geelani said India’s denial about rights violations in Kashmir can “no longer hold water in the age of modern and latest technology where nothing remains hidden from the sharp eyes of the lens, which displays even the minute details of an incident.”

Hurriyat (G) chairman appealed the UN rights body to take serious note of this “brazen denial of facts” and pressurize India to abide by the universal obligations and fulfill long pending UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir to pave way for permanent peace and prosperity in the region.

The Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference said the release of second detailed UNHRC report on Kashmir documenting the serious human rights violations and pattern of impunity is significant.

“The report again reiterates the grave human rights situation in the valley and calls for the urgent need to address the past and ongoing human rights violations and deliver justice to the people in Kashmir,” Hurriyat (M) said in a statement.

The amalgam said that both India and Pakistan should implement the recommendations and remedies reiterated in the OHCHR report from 2018.

It urged both India and Pakistan to engage with each other and with the people of J&K and to move forward on resolution of the UN acknowledged Kashmir issue and put an end to bloodshed and “human rights violations” in all forms and on all sides and allow humanity to prevail.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation said “vibrant democracies do not choke space on political activities, cage political leaders on fictitious charges and use draconian laws and methods to suppress opposing voices. The UN report on human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir is a welcome step that should follow with a prompt follow-up action on ground.”

 


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