OHCHR urged to release third report on HR situation in IIOJK

Geneva, March 21 (KMS): Chairman of Kashmir Institute of International Relations and permanent representative of World Muslim Congress, Altaf Hussain Wani, has urged the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release much awaited third report on the human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Taking part in a debate held under agenda item 2 during the ongoing 52nd session of UN human Rights Council, Altaf Wani while speaking on behalf of World Muslim Congress, said that the Council should constitute a fact-finding mission and send it to Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to investigate rights abuses taking place in the the territory.

Terming India as a colonizer, the KIIR chief said that India has usurped all basic and fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people.

Voicing his serious concern over the continued Indian atrocities in IIOJK, he said, “Kashmiris as a race are on the brink of extinction.” He said that the land grabbing under the cover of development and killing of youth at the pretext of so-called security was at its peak.

Taking strong exception of New Delhi’s response to statement of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Wani said, “The chain reaction of India to high commissioner’s statement about the worrying human rights situation of Indian occupied Kashmir is unwarranted and unjustified.” He said that India has been shamelessly portraying democracy, development and peace to consolidate the killing machine under cover of draconian laws AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act), UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act), and PSA (Public Safety Act) to buy the time.

Referring to the post 5th August 2019 scenario, he said that all that India intends to was to consolidate colonialism in the disputed territory. The summit of G-20 nations in India is a geopolitical strategy aimed at concealing the gross human rights violations under cover of development, he said.

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