UN urged to take India to task for Kashmiris’ woes

UN, OIC and the European Union must rise to the occasion to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective.

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ISLAMABAD, The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has called upon the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take India to task for ruthless killings, arbitrary arrests, fake encounters, and destruction of residential houses in the garb of a so-called cordon and search operations.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the APHC leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar said the peace-loving people of Jammu and Kashmir were facing the brunt of Indian state terrorism for refusing to relinquish their struggle for right to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions.

The APHC leadership said that the UN, OIC and the European Union must rise to the occasion to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective.

Meanwhile, families of the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists have complained that the Modi-led fascist Indian regime was inhumanely treating them in different jails of India and the occupied territory.

Talking to the media persons, they called upon the United Nations Human Rights Council to send its teams to ascertain the plight of the Kashmiri detainees in hell-like Indian jails.

On the other hand, transporters across occupied Jammu Kashmir are gearing up to observe a hunger strike on Wednesday and general strike on April 9 against a series of anti-transporters’ orders issued by the occupation regime in the territory.

While equating the orders with farm laws, the transporters said these orders are meant to break the backbone of the Kashmiris associated with the business.

As the row over the controversial movie, ‘The Kashmir Files’ refuses to die down, a cleric addressing a gathering at a Jamia Masjid in Rajouri called for a ban on the film, slamming it for ignoring the blood and pain of Muslims.

Moulvi Farooq said that thousands of Kashmiri Muslims had been killed, women widowed and houses were destroyed by Indian troops but their pain was never noticed by the film makers.

In growing intolerant India for minorities, a Muslim girl student was arrested in Karnataka’s Bagalkot district on the ridiculous charge of wishing people on Pakistan Day.

The girl, identified as Kuthma Sheikh, reportedly posted the message of peace, unity and harmony to every nation on her whatsapp status.

The arrest was made at the complaint of Hindutva activists. In another incident, a Madya Pradesh university has ordered a probe after some Muslim girls wearing hijab were seen offering prayers in the university campus.

Chairman Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR), Altaf Hussain Wani has urged the UNHRC to influence the government of India to help release illegally detained Kashmiri rights activists Khurram Parvaiz and Ahsan Untoo.

Taking part in the debate held under Agenda Item 5 of the 49th session of United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, on behalf of the World Muslim Congress, KIIR chief said, The Modi-led Indian government had responded to the expression of dissent and the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression with arbitrary arrests, intimidation, and a campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting the work of Kashmiri rights activists, said a press release here on Tuesday.

Referring to bogus cases filed against the rights activists, Wani said, “Recently two prominent human rights defenders Khurram Parvez and Ahsan Untoo were arrested on false and fabricated charges”. The duo, he said, was being victimized for his work and standing up for the rights of his own people, calling spade a spade and speaking truth to the power, they have been under fire over the role they played in exposing India’s dodgy and destructive role in Kashmir.

These detentions, he said, were part of Modi-led apartheid regimes’ policy aimed at silencing rights defenders who have time and again played a vital role in raising alarm over the rights situation in the region and criticized the authoritarian regime’s brutal policies towards Kashmir.

Wani thanked the UN special Rapporteurs and International human rights organizations for showing their concern on the detention of Khurram Parvez, and others.

He urged the council to call upon the government of India to release Khurram Parvez and Ashan Untoo and end reprisals against human rights defenders.

Revival of VDCs disastrous recipe to legitimize persecution of Kashmiri Muslims: Altaf Wani Altaf Hussain Wani while voicing serious concern over the Modi government’s decision to revive dreaded Village Défense Committees (VDCs) in the Indian occupied territory said that the decision was being taken at a time when Hindu nationalist leaders openly call for a Muslim genocide in Kashmir after watching Bollywood’s propaganda-laden film the Kashmir files, which portrays Kashmiris as terrorists

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