Geneva, March 09 (KMS): Kashmiri representative, Altaf Hussain Wani has said that the Indian government is brazenly violating international law by unleashing a reign of terror in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Altaf Hussain Wani speaking on behalf of World Muslim Congress (WMC) on the occasion of the ongoing 52nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva informed the participants that the Indian government had employed different forms of strategies to suppress the peaceful resistance of the people of the occupied territory. The policy of repression ranges from excessive force, draconian laws, extra-judicial and custodial killings, rape, torture and arbitrary detentions, he added.
He pointed out that people of Kashmir were being deprived of all rights, including the right to life. He said that under the guise of draconian laws, the authorities were rendering people landless, jobless and homeless in their own homeland.
Referring to the ongoing demolition drive in IIOJK, he said, “Under the garb of encroachment drive, houses are demolished and lands seized.”
“Demography is changed and delimitation of assembly segments was carried out to serve the interests of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party of India, and to disempower the Muslim majority”, he added.
He said that to showcase normalcy in the occupied territory, India was planning to hold a G-20 meeting in IIOJK to whitewash its crimes against humanity.
The WMC representative also welcomed the Council for its oral updates and expressed gratitude to the high commissioners for showing their concerns over the fast deteriorating situation in the occupied territory.
He urged the Council to establish a Commission of Enquiry as recommended by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Kashmir.