Muzaffarabad, November 23 (KMS): A protest demonstration was organized, today, by International Forum for Justice and Human Rights in Hatian Bala area of Jhelum Valley in Azad Jammu and Kashmir against the killing of innocent civilians in fake encounters and arbitrary arrests by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The protesters chanted slogans against India and in favour of Kashmir’s freedom from the Indian illegal occupation.
Addressing the protesters, the speakers demanded an immediate end to the atrocities perpetrated by the Indian forces’ personnel in IIOJK. They said that Indian troops had martyred hundreds of unarmed Kashmiris in dozens of fake encounters including Shopian, Pathribal and Machil. They urged international human rights organizations to play their role in protecting the human rights in the occupied territory and to stop India from inflicting atrocities on the unarmed Kashmiris.
The speakers said that the oppressed Kashmiris could not be left at the mercy of brutal Indian forces’ personnel. They called upon the UN Security Council, the European Union and other international human rights bodies to take concrete steps to curb the human rights violations and extrajudicial killings by India in IIOJK.
Besides Vice Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, Shaukat Javed Mir, Zeeshan Haider, Maulana Altaf Siddiqui, Advocate Zafar Iqbal Mughal, Qazi Zulfiqar Ali, Faisal Gilani, Javed Mughal and Usman Ali Hashim, a large number of people including members of civil society, lawyers and students participated in the demonstration.
The Chairman of the International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, also telephonically addressed the protesters from Srinagar.