Islamabad, December 09 (KMS): The Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has said that the Indian troops are continuously violating human rights in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and appealed to the international rights organizations to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad on the Human Rights Day urged the world community to protect the Kashmiris’ human rights. He said Kashmir is the most unfortunate place on earth where the people are denied their basic human rights.
He said, it is time the world should put pressure on the Indian government to end its brutal and illegal actions and pave the way for holding a referendum in Jammu and Kashmir to allow the Kashmiris exercise their inalienable right to self-determination.
He condemned the continued cordon and search operations, killings and arrest of youth by Indian troops in the occupied territory and urged the world human rights bodies to take notice of the worst situation of IIOJK. These atrocities are being committed to suppress the Kashmiris’ voice but freedom movements never get suppressed by these kinds of tyrannies, he maintained.
The APHC-AJK Convener urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to come forward and help release all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders, youth and activists, including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Naheeda Nasreen, Fehmeeda Sofi, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Yousuf and Khurrum Parviaz.
He said at a time when voices are being raised for the protection of human rights in the world, India is violating the universal charter of human rights in occupied Kashmir.
He also called upon the United Nations to set up a special tribunal to investigate increasing human rights violations by India in the occupied territory.