Lingering Kashmir issue consuming precious lives : Hurriyat (M) | KNO

Lingering Kashmir issue consuming precious lives : Hurriyat (M) | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, September 22 (KNO) : Further strengthening its diplomatic activities, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday demanded the UN Human Rights Council to establish a fact finding commission to inquire into the gross human rights violations being committed by the government forces in Jammu and Kashmir so that those responsible for these violations and atrocities against the people are brought to justice. According to the statement issued to KNO, the demand was made by the convener APHC Azad Kashmir Chapter Syed Faiz Naqshbandi during a meeting he had with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the sidelines of 39th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. During the meeting, Naqshbandi thanked the High Commissioner on behalf of Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and people of Kashmir for her statement during 39th session of Human rights Council at Geneva wherein she said "the people of Kashmir have exactly the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world”. The APHC convener told High Commissioner that her statement and the report of Human Rights Commissioner, dated 14th June 2018, on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir, has given a hope to the Kashmiri people that OHCHR cares for the dignity and rights of the Kashmiri people. “But sadly India has failed to show any respect to this report, instead increased its military repression.” The Kashmiri people demanded establishment of a fact finding commission for enquiry as recommended in the report of the High Commissioner, dated 14th June 2018 to Jammu and Kashmir on urgent basis so that human rights violations committed here are brought to the notice of the world. Meanwhile, Hurriyat paid tributes to the five armed youth killed in Sumlar Bandipora area of North Kashmir. The spokesman said “the lingering Kashmir issue is consuming precious lives day in and day out and there is high need to resolve the Kashmir issue, so that the further destruction of lives and property is stopped.” Hurriyat has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of 4 persons in a road accident on Gangal-Bhalessa road in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, which also results in injuring of other seven. The spokesman express solidarity with the family of deceased and prayed for the early recovery of injured people.(KNO)