UN chief urged to ensure safety of Kashmiri political detainees


All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter leader, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has appealed to the United Nations Secretary Gen-eral, António Guterres, to use his diplomatic clout upon India to ensure the safety of the Kashmiri po-litical detainees languishing in different jails of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and India.

Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad while citing the Modi regime’s au-thoritarian mindset to crush the Kashmiris’ legiti-mate struggle, said the detention of APHC Vice Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, and other leaders was part of India’s nefarious designs to render the ongoing freedom-movement leaderless.

Highlighting the plight of the Kashmiri prison-ers, he said that it was high time that the UN muse take practical measures to ensure safety and early release of Shabbir Shah, who had been suffering from serious multiple ailments. He urged the UN to take measures so that the Kashmir dispute could be resolved peacefully. He termed Kashmir conflict as one of the oldest unre-solved disputes and said, Kashmir was born two years after formation of the UN.

The UN, he said, has the responsibility to use diplomatic and other peaceful means, in accordance with Chapters VI and VIII of its Charter, to help protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.—KMS


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