Grave HR abuses by Indian troops in IIOJK condemned » Kashmir Media Service

World urged to save Kashmiris from Indian brutalities

Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the grave human rights violations by Indian forces and urged the United Nations and other international human rights bodies to come for rescue of helpless Kashmiris.

The APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani, in a statement issued in Srinagar on the World Human Rights Day, today, said that Modi-led Indian government had broken all records of atrocities in IIOJK. He said that the real face of India had been exposed to the world and now the international community should know that no minority was safe in India.

Expressing grave concern over the grave human rights situation in IIOJK, he urged the world community to take serious note of the Indian state terrorism in the territory.

The Chairperson of Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja, in a statement issued in Srinagar demanded of India to end its military might policy and harassment in the territory. She deplored that during the COVID-19 pandemic India accelerated its cordon and search operations and continued its state terrorism in the territory.

Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmed Mir, speaking to a condolence meeting at Soura in Srinagar deplored that the people of IIOJK had been facing the worst human rights violations by Indian troops for the last over seven decades in general and since 1989 in particular. He said that the unprecedented sacrifices of the Kashmiri people would never go waste but would bring positive results soon.

The Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammed Ahsan Untoo, in a statement in Srinagar said, the International Human Rights Day is being observed all over the world, today, but there seems to be no end to the Indian atrocities on people of the occupied territory. He said that human rights abuses by the Indian forces’ personnel including unlawful killings, rape and disappearances have often gone un-investigated and unpunished. Prolonged curfews, restriction of people’s movement, suspension of mobile and internet services are the order of the day in the occupied territory, he added. Untoo said Indian troops are also intruding the local residential areas, vandalizing the homes unnecessarily and beating the youth without any reason. He said, the world should hear the voices of oppressed Kashmiris and should take notice of the Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Sidiqui addressing an extraordinary meeting held in Srinagar said, the human rights violations by India in the territory amount to war crimes and the international community with its criminal silence and negligence is equally responsible for unparalleled sufferings of the Kashmiri people. He deplored that tens of thousands people had been killed for last several decades in fake encounters, custodial killings and custodial disappearances.

The Chairman of Islamic Political Party Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement in Srinagar said that the criminal silence maintained by the world community regarding unabated human rights violations in IIOJK is shocking. He said, the international community must now break the silence and play its due role in putting end to human rights violations taking place in IIOJK.

Hurriyat leader, Jahangir Ghani Butt, addressing a meeting in Srinagar said that denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people is the worst human rights violation. He said that India claimed to be the largest democracy of the world but had deprived the Kashmiris of their democratic rights for the past over seven decades and had not fulfilled its promise holding a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the world community must put pressure on New Delhi to give the Kashmiris their inalienable right.

The Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abbul Samad Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian troops were continuously violating the rights abuses in IIOJK and appealed to the international organizations to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) Chairman Mir Shahid Saleem while addressing a function organised in Jammu to mark the world human rights day called upon the world community to do the needful to protect the human rights of the people of Kashmir. He said Kashmir was the most unfortunate place on earth where the people are denied basic human rights.

The Jammu and Kashmir National Front spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the world must realize its moral obligations and stand up for the rights of the Kashmiri people. He said, “It is time the government of India should be pressurized to rescind its recent actions and pave way for holding a referendum in the region to allow Kashmiris exercise their inalienable right, the right to self-determination.”

The spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement (JKEM) in a statement issued in Srinagar said, today the entire world is observing Human Right Day but the people of Kashmir are facing Indian brutalities. He condemned the continued cordon and search operations, killings and arrest of youth by Indian troops in the territory and urged world human rights bodies to take notice of the worst situation of IIOJK. He said, these atrocities are being committed to suppress the Kashmiris’ voice but freedom movements never get suppressed by these kinds of tyrannies.

Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Narendra Modi-led communal Indian government had deprived the Kashmiris of all their basic rights and grave human rights violations by the Indian forces in IIOJK were on the rise. He said that at a time when voices were being raised for the protection of human rights in the world, India was violating the universal charter of human rights in the occupied territory. He called upon the UN to set up a special tribunal to investigate increasing human rights violations by India in IIOJK.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Gujjar Pahari Democratic Forum, Chaudhry Shaheen Iqbal, in a statement in Jammu said, every day of the Kashmiri people starts with arrests of innocent people and house searches. He said that draconian laws including Public Safety Act (PSA) and Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), imposed by India in IIOJK give unbridled powers to Indian troops to arrest innocent people and kill them in fake encounters. He said, Kashmiris will never tolerate killing spree and atrocities and will continue their protest against these undemocratic and inhuman acts.

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