APHC condemns upsurge in extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests in IIOJK

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has condemned the upsurge in systematic genocide, extrajudicial killings, denial of religious, social and political rights, arbitrary arrests and torture of innocent Kashmiris by brutal Indian troops.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar on the eve of Human Rights Day deplored that the oppressed people of Kashmir were not enjoying even a bit of this Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10th of December in 1948.

He said the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights does not permit any member country to suppress the fundamental rights of the people, especially the right to self-determination. He stressed that the oppressor like India, involved in heinous war crimes against the people, demanding their inalienable right, should face trial in the International Court of Justice and International War Tribunal.

APHC leaders Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Zamruda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Farida Bahenji, Bilal Siddiqi, Syed Bashir Indrabi, Khwaja Firdous, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, Dr Musaib and Maulana Sajad Hussain Falahi in their separate statements in connection with the Human Rights Day, drawing attention of the world to continued human rights violations and illegal detentions of thousands of Kashmiris, including APHC Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and other political prisoners and youth languishing in different jails of India and IIOJK.

They said that the unprecedented sacrifices of the Kashmiri people would never go waste but would definitely bring positive results. The international community must now break the silence and play its due role in putting an end to human rights violations in IIOJK.

Meanwhile, illegally detained Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammed Ahsan Untoo in a message from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu, said, the Human Rights Day will be observed all over the world, tomorrow, but there seems to be no end to the Indian atrocities on the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Expressing serious concern over the continued human rights abuses by the Indian forces’ personnel, he urged the world community to take notice of Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.

Meanwhile, APHC-AJK leaders Syed Aijaz Rehmani, Shaikh Yaqoob, Advocate Parvaz Ahmed, Imtiaz Wani and Syed Manzoor Shah in their separate statements said that denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people is the worst human rights violation. They said India claims to be the largest democracy of the world but has deprived the Kashmiris of their democratic rights and has also not fulfilled its promise of holding a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.

They said that the international community must put pressure on New Delhi to give the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination.—KMS