Speakers at a seminar organized by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter in Islamabad, today, drew the world’s attention towards the Indian brutalities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The seminar organized by the APHC-AJK at its office in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities being observed, today, was presided over by Convener, Mahmood Ahmed Saghar.
The Hurriyat leaders on the occasion said the brutal methods of torture being employed by India in IIOJK have rendered hundreds of Kashmiris disabled for life. They said that the use pellet guns by Indian troops on peaceful protesters damaged the eyesight of hundreds of Kashmiris, rendering scores of them totally blind.
They said India, under a well-hatched conspiracy, was permanently disabling the Kashmiris in IIOJK by subjecting them to torture in interrogation centres. They said that Indian troops had deprived over two hundred Kashmiris of their eyesight through deadly pellet guns.
The Hurriyat leaders said India, the world’s largest so-called democratic country, is flouting international laws and norms in the occupied territory. They appealed to the international community to impress upon India to its stop state terrorism in IIOJK and settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations and relevant UN resolutions.
Besides Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, the speakers included Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Altaf Hussain Wani, Hassan Bana, Advocate Parvez Ahmad Shah and Imtiaz Wani. Meanwhile, the Chairman of Kashmir Institute of International Relations, Altaf Wani, in a statement in Islamabad stressed the need for an early resolution of the Kashmir conflict, saying that the unabated Indian state terrorism had rendered thousands of Kashmiris permanently disabled.—KMS