APHC releases report on rights’ situation in IOK

Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference while holding the puppet regime responsible for prevailing human rights situation has said that there is no let-up in killing, human rights violations, harassment of civilians and Hurriyat leadership, restrictions on political activities and movement and curbs on religious obligations.

The APHC in its report released in Srinagar on human rights situation in occupied Kashmir during the year 2017, said, “The year marked most horrible as civilian killings touched its highest level.” It added that atrocities, perpetrated by occupational forces and agencies, ranged from killings, torture, sexual abuses, caging of resistance leadership on fake charges and indiscriminate use of lethal weapons to political repression and suppression of freedom of speech in the territory. Denouncing the local authorities for their callous and heartless approach, the APHC report said, “They have waged war on civilians and turned Jammu and Kashmir into a hell.”

The report said that PDP was responsible for altering the Muslim majority status of Jammu and Kashmir and added that the puppet regime was all set to tamper with demographic status and Article 35 A. The report maintained that the PDP-BJP regime was involved in providing jobs and issuing state subject status to outsiders. Commenting on the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST), the APHC said that it was aimed at subverting and halting the economic development in the occupied territory.

The report while lashing out at the puppet authorities for keeping Syed Ali Gilani under house detention for the past eight years said that he was not allowed to offer religious obligations in 2017 as well, saying resistance leaders were not allowed to carry their political activities.

“Political leaders and activists were subjected to vengeance and NIA was put into service to harass and to arrest larders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif ullah, Meraj ud Din Kalwal, Shahidul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zahoor Watali, Javed Ahmad, Kamran Yousuf, Mohammad Aslam Wani and Shahid Yusuf on fake and fabricated charges ,while High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Dr Nayeem Gilani, Dr Naseem Gilani, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and Aala Fazili were summoned by the agency,” the report concluded.

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