The Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has expressed grave concern over the human rights violations by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad emphasised Pakistan and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to raise the rights abuses in the occupied territory before the UN Security Council and General Assembly for taking practical measures to stop the Indian forces from depopulating and deforming the land of majority Muslims. He said the need of the hour is to take cognizance of the ongoing systematic terror and torture being perpetuated in different ways on youth, students of Kashmir in or outside of prisons and interrogation centres to humiliate or make them mentally and physically wreck to be made incapable for public life.
Muhammad Rehmani said torturing of Kashmiri detainees is common in police concentration camps to extract information according to the will of the interrogators. In this horrific practice a prisoner would either lose his/her life or balance of mind and memory. It was being followed by indictment of false charges against him/her resulting in his/her prosecution under various anti-terrorism laws for which the accused could be sentenced to life or hanged till death by the Indian authorities.
The APHC-AJK Convener also expressed concern over the shape of events in IIOJK and urged the Security Council and the permanent representatives of Pakistan and OIC to take such steps in the UN which could mobilise diplomatic circles, in particular, and public opinion in Europe, England, Asia-Africa and the US, in general, to stop India’s brutalities against the Kashmiri Muslims in IIOJK and also in prisons and interrogation centres from most inhuman physical and psychological torture.
He said youth presently in jails or daily picked by agencies and subjected to torture were innocent or were charged for raising freedom slogans when bullets were showered on them.—INP