Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK, held various meetings in the United Kingdom in connection with Interna-tional Human Rights Day to remind the world that the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir are being denied their fundamental rights by India.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Afzal Khan, MP and Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, said that It was very important to keep raising voices against all kinds of human rights violations in the world and as far as the Kashmir and Palestine disputes are concerned, “These are big scars on international community,” he said.
Urging international intervention to stop crimes against humanity being perpetrated in the two occu-pied territories by India and Israel, he said, “Silence on Kashmir exposes hypocrisy of the international powers.”
While speaking at a conference jointly organ-ised by Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK, Palestine Solidar-ity Conference and Stop the War Coalition, Fahim Kayani, president of Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK, said: “The UN has failed to play role in stopping Indian atrocities committed by the brutal Indian army against innocent Kashmiris.”
He criticised the so-called democracy summit hosted by the US President, Joe Biden on the World Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2021, saying unfortunately, among over 100 participants, India was also sitting on the table with President, Biden.
“Mr President and all those who believe in hu-man rights and right to self-determination, there are over 10 million people in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, who are being denied the ba-sic right to life and right to self-determination as promised by the UN and international community,” Kayani said.
Mr President, the US is also a signatory to over 20 resolutions and documents on Kashmir at the UN that call for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, he added.
Mushaal Hussain Mullick, the Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organisation, said that this is the time to hold India accountable and ask it about Kashmiri political detainees, languishing in infa-mous Tihar jail on frivolous charges.
The detainees included Muhammad Yasin Malik, Masarat Alam Butt, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen, Fehmeeda Sofi, Ghulam Muhammad Butt, Ayaz Akbar, Meraj-ud-din Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Altaf Ahmad Shah, she added.
Muhammad Ghalib, President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe, said that IIOJK was facing the worst human rights abuses where aged people – Syed Ali Gilani and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai were being killed in custody but no one held India ac-countable.—KMS