Geelani welcomes UNHR High Commission’s fresh initiative over HR violations in JK | KNO

Geelani welcomes UNHR High Commission’s fresh initiative over HR violations in JK | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 22 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday welcomed the United Nations Human Rights High Commission’s fresh initiative for asking India to submit its report with reference to mass killings and gross human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir. According to a statement issued to KNO, he said that the UN bears moral and political obligations to address Kashmir issue at the earliest and till its final resolution ensure right to live with liberty and dignity to the people of Kashmir. Expressing his grave concern on the use of military might to ‘strangulate the political will and voice of the subjugated people of Kashmir’, Geelani demanded a high level probe of the extra-judicial killings, random arrests, ruthless killings, maiming and blinding by pellets and bullets and the worst plight of prisoners rights in the nook and corner of the state at the hands of the forces. Urging an early visit by the UNHRC, Amnesty International, ICRC and other human rights groups to take on spot stock to human rights in Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani hoped that UN as a responsible institution shall come to the rescue of the oppressed people of the state and prevail upon India to abstain from perpetrating worst human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. Terming the state of Jammu and Kashmir as a hell like prison on the globe where the inhabitants of the soil always live under the shade of a war like situation, Geelani castigated the ‘barbaric and inhuman behaviors’ meted out to the detenues, lodged in different jails. “Our prisoners are deprived of the basic amenities, proper medical treatment, food and other facilities,” Geelani alleged. Reiterating his political stand, he said that people of Kashmir have never accepted aggression, they demand right to self-determination which is their birth right. Meanwhile, Geelani felicitated Moien-ul-Haq for his fresh appointment as Pak-Ambassador in India. In a welcome message, Geelani hoped that Moien-ul-Haq shall leave no stone unturned to render diplomatic services in his new destination. He prayed for his success in relation to his new appointment.(KNO)