Concern raised over rights abuses in occupied Kashmir

Srinagar, December 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the International Forum for Justice and Human Rights organised a sit-in protest at Press Enclave in Srinagar to draw world’s attention towards Indian state terrorism in the territory. The sit-in was led by the IFJ Chairman, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, and was participated by a large number of women and children who were relatives of the victims of human rights violations. Talking to media persons on the occasion, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo said,

“We demand that the men in uniform who are involved in the civilian killings during 2008 and 2010 mass uprising be brought to book. We also demand that those who disappeared in custody be traced or declared dead.” He said that India was subjecting the Kashmiris to the worst kind of atrocities but unfortunately the UN was acting as a mute spectator. He urged the world community to take cognizance of the human rights situation in the occupied territory.

The protesters carried placards and banners with slogans and photographs of the victims. Meanwhile, the members of Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) assembled in the campus near Humanities block and thereafter in front of Iqbal Library and apprised the students of the human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

On the other hand, the spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami in occupied Kashmir in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the human rights abuses by Indian troops in the territory. He said that India claimed to be the largest democracy in the world but everyone could see its behaviour and attitude in Kashmir that how it was trampling the rights of Kashmiris. He appealed to the UN and world human rights organizations to impress upon New Delhi to stop state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

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