Srinagar, September 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has welcomed the statement of new UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet in which she slammed India for lack of any meaningful improvement on addressing issues highlighted in the UN report on human rights violations in the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar while reacting to the Bachelet’s remarks on Kashmir said, “We welcome the appointment and the opening statement of Bachelet, the new UN rights chief. We hope that her esteemed office continues to monitor and follow up on the grave human rights abuses in Kashmir.”

It was Bachelet’s first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council after her appointment while succeeding Zeid Raad Al-Hussain as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, this month.

“In her opening remarks at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Bachelet said the people of Kashmir had exactly the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world.” She urged the authorities to respect these rights.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Nisar Hussain Rathar, addressing a religious gathering in Badgam urged the Kashmiri people to reject any election drama staged by India in the occupied territory.

Two grenades were hurled at an Indian army camp in Sopore, Baramulla district. The grenades were fired at the army camp housing 22 Rashtriya Rifles. The troops cordoned off the entire Batpora area after the attack and launched an operation to nab the attackers.


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