Malaysian NGOs put forth five demands to end HR abuses in IOK

Kuala Lumpur, October 27, 2019 (PPI-OT): The 15-member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been called upon to refer to a resolution passed in 1948 which was adopted as a peace settlement to the Jammu and Kashmir conflict. The call was made by representatives of 10 local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in a joint statement, which was issued in solidarity with all Kashmiris who are observing the Black Day, today, to condemn the landing of Indian occupational troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.

The NGOs urged the implementation of a plebiscite that will enable Kashmiris to determine their own future, which is one of three parts of the resolution adopted by the UNSC in its 286th meeting. “This has been denied by India for the past 70 years,” the statement read.

The joint statement was issued by Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation president Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid; Alliance of World Mosque in Defence of Al Aqsa Datuk Seri Ahmad Awang; the Ulama Assembly of Asia Secretariat Chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Samsudin; Pakistan Society of Malaysia Chairman Datuk Tahir Khan; iReach Malaysia director Johan Arif Ismail; SALIMAH Malaysia chairman Datin Aminah Zakaria; Peduli Ummah Malaysia director Rozaidi Taib; Malaysia-Kashmir Youth Forum Coordinator Fadhil Yusni; chair of Muhammad Al Fateh Mosque Malaysia Zulkifli Ibrahim; and Ummah Care Malaysia chairman Mohd Nasir Zakaria.

The NGOs also demanded an immediate cessation to the violations of human rights in occupied-Kashmir, as well as the end of impunity enjoyed by Indian forces in the region. The NGOs also outlined five demands including the dismantling of the lockdown of Kashmir by India, revocation of the draconian laws like Special Powers Act 1990 and prosecution of the Indian forces involved in human right abuses, an end to process of detentions and the release of detained leaders and activists, an independent investigation into enforced disappearances and mass and unmarked graves in IOK and the grant to right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people.

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