OIC IPHRC role sought in Kashmir settlement

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Mirpur (Ajk)—The visiting Kashmiri delegation met four member Independent permanent human rights commission led by its chairman Ambassador Abdul Wahab in Geneva on Wednesday and appraised the OIC IPHRC delegation about the current state of human rights in India occupied Kashmir and the recent arrest of noted human rights defender Kharum Parveez, says a message landing here Wednesday .
The eight member kashmiri delegation headed by eminent Kashmiri rights activists Altaf Hussain wani and Deputy Head of the delegation Sardar Amjad Yousaf is attending the ongoing 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva .
Wani later told this Correspondent over telephone from Geneva Wednesday evening that the culture of impunity has further escalated the violence and it is horrible situation and the way indian state is behaving it will be worst in coming days.
He said Kharums arrest at this juncture is to sendcsignals to civil socity workers and young people not to involve in reporting human rights violations.
Murkutla Kartik also briefed on the application of humanitarian law in Kashmir and said UN high commissioners request to send a fact finding mission to occupied territory is in line with our demand and advocacy over the years.
Indian denial and rejection is of concern, Wani said and added that the OIC IPHRC members endorsed the statements of UN high Commissioner and said IPHRC has also requested government of India and Pakistan to give then access to investigate the human rights violations and have a directly contact with Victims and testify.